Back Pain and Sciatica Relief – Yoga Tutorial

I’m Asha. Come up on to the knees, bring the left foot forward and then take your right elbow and bring it outside the left knee. Knee stays aligned with the heel. You can press your left palm against your thigh to help you twist a little, so the twist is coming all the way from the abdomen. Bring the palms together and then when you feel nice and stable, tuck the toes up the right leg and lift the knee off the ground. You can look over to the side or behind. And then to get even deeper into the twist, allow the right palm to come down and the left palm to come up.

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And you can release by dropping the knee down and coming back to the center. For an additional twist, a really nice and tight twist, you can try a binding pose. So bring the elbow all the way down, so that the shoulders are on the knee. Give yourself a little twist and then right palm underneath and left palm over, bring the finger tips together. You can hook them and then lift off the back leg. See if you can look behind you to really enjoy the full benefits of the twists. And to release, drop down, palms down, leg back and then over to the opposite side..

Beginner Yoga Poses for Warmup

Hi, my name is Asha and I’m a yoga instructor. For a prep pose, we’ll start with standing on the mat. Lift one leg, hold it on to the ankle, pulling the ankle toward your buttock and your knee pointing towards the ground. Now start pushing the foot into the palm to activate the muscles in the leg. At the same time, you are allowing the knee to stay pointed towards the ground and not move away from the body. Stay here for a few breathes and then release. And we’ll try the same thing on the other side. Hold on to the ankles, bring the shoulders together, elbows together and release..

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