The right move toring in the new year
 

FEATURE | January  2015

 

 

Pure Zen

Lotus

Lotus

“Lotus is a hip-opening pose that requires quite a bit flexibility. This is a great posture for experienced students to take during meditation, however beginners should start with an easy-seated posture. To advance in lotus pose, begin by holding each side for a few seconds and building up your holding time slowly.”

Arm Balance/Crow

Arm Balance/Crow

“Crow pose is a type of arm balance. It requires a good amount of core strength, which might surprise some people – arm balances arenot so much about arm strength, as they are about core strength. When getting into the posture, you are pulling your navel in toward the spine and are really engaging all of those abdominal muscles.”

Seated Twist

Seated Twist

“I encourage my students to practice this move every day. It’s great for the digestive system and the liver because the posture works to massage internal organs. When you release a deep belly twist, you are hit with a fresh flow of oxygenated blood to all of those organs.”

Warrior

Warrior

“Warrior pose is good for stretching hip flexors and is an overall good strength-building posture that works the entire body. It’s a very strong posture and good for building thighs, legs, arms, core and back. This is an easy pose to learn, but some students may find it difficult to perfect.”

Acro 1

Acro 1

“This is one of the easier Acro Yoga poses. This pose, and poses like this, require leg and arm strength from the base practitioner. The top practitioner must demonstrate trust, find strength throughout the entire body, and have flexibility through the back and shoulders.”

Dancer

Dancer

“Dancer pose is a big backbend that also requires a lot of hip and shoulder flexibility. This is definitely a balancing posture as well, so focus and concentration are very important factors. Any one-leg posture like this strengthens the stabilizing muscles in your feet and ankles.”

Acro 2

Acro 2

“Acro Yoga is a really playful type of practice. It is challenging and requires a trusting relationship with your partner. This type of posture forces you to remain present and focused.”

Camel

Camel

“Camel pose is a major backbend. It stretches the entire front of the body, helps to strengthen the back, and improves posture. For beginners, start with your palms pressed into your low back for support and then gradually transfer hands to feet as strength and flexibility develop.”

The eastern art of yoga has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, due in no short part to positive findings by the American Osteopathic Association. Equal parts mental and physical, this exercise of Indian origin packs a workout that strengthens core muscles, the digestive system and flexibility. And few are aware of those benefits like Jamie Miller, instructor at Laurelwood’s Hot Yoga Plus Studio in Memphis and soon-to-be-open location in Oxford. Alongside her husband, Evan, Jamie regularly practices and preaches the perks of yoga. The Millers practice a variation known as “hot yoga,” which retains the core movements and postures of traditional yoga but takes place in hot, humid studio space. The added heat is designed to raise the heart rate and put more of a strain on muscles, ramping up the traditionally slow-paced and laid-back exercise method into a more strenuous 90-minute regime. 

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