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The Inertia

Skill Level: Advanced

 

Benefits

-Increases spinal flexibility

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-Stretches the back, shoulders, neck and arms

-Improves breathing efficiency

-Alleviates back, neck and shoulder pain

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Instructions

-Kneel with your knees and feet together.

-Bring your forehead to your knees and take hold of your heels with your thumbs on the outside and fingers on the inside.

-Slowly lift your hips until your arms are straight.

-Work towards bringing the crown of your head flat to the mat with your forehead is still in contact with your knees.

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-You can rest your head on a cushion if that’s more comfortable.

-Pull on your feet to fully stretch your upper back and draw your shoulders away from your ears.

-Hold the pose for 5 deep breaths, in and out through your nose.

 

Contraindications

-Knee, neck or back injury

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