Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beginner's Yoga Routine

This simple but comprehensive beginner's Yoga routine stretches the hamstrings, calves, hip flexors and mid back while developing a strong core and optimal postural alignment. The accessible sequence includes basic yogic standing postures, forward bends, back bends, twists and semi-inversions to promote structural integration and strengthening of the different body parts. Low lunges combined with active back bends help stretch the groin muscles and hip flexors, while opening the front of the body and stimulating the thymus gland to boost immunity. Standing and sitting squats strengthen the quads, loosen up tension in the pelvic area and ensure healthy hip-joints. Standing and sitting twists flush toxins from the lower abdomen and enkindle the fire of the digestive system to melt unwanted fatty deposits. The focus of the practice is on releasing obsolete belief structures and unwanted negative build-up while grounding, centering and balancing.