MOVE OF THE MONTH
If you’d like to practice yoga poses on your own, the illustrations here are examples of good movements for back ailments. Cobra Pose. Face down with your forearms on the floor, use the muscles in your lower back to lift your chest off the mat. Exhale and lower to the starting position, then repeat. Knee-to-Chest Pose. With your left leg straight and right leg bent, hold the right knee with both hands. Exhale as you pull your right knee toward your chest. Inhale as you release. Repeat several times, then switch to your left knee and repeat. Abdominal Twist. Lie on your back with your knees bent, and thighs together. Extend your arms straight out from the shoulders, palms down. Exhale and lower your knees to the floor to the right and twist through the abdomen as you turn your head and look left. Inhale and return your knees and head to the centre. Then exhale and lower your legs to the left and turn your head to the right. Inhale, return to the centre and repeat.