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Tired of your stiff, achy back?

At our Decatur yoga studio, we care about your back. Low Cobra Pose is a great place to start to not only alleviate a tight/stiff back, but also receive many more health benefits along the way!

Why do we add Low Cobra Pose to our flows at Village Vitality?

Benefits: 

  • decreases stiffness in lower back
  • strengthens muscles along the back
  • improves menstrual irregularities
  • elevates mood
  • firms and tones shoulders, abdomen, and buttocks
  • invigorates the heart and mind

How to?

  1. Lie on your stomach, chin to mat.
  2. Place your hands under your shoulders on the ground.
  3. Press the tops of your feet into the ground so much that your knee caps lift off your mat. 
  4. Lift your chest off the mat.
  5. Use little to no wait in your hands, focus on strengthening the back and glutes.
  6. Hug your elbows in toward one another and relax your shoulders away from your ears.
  7. Lengthen the neck and gaze to the ground in front of you.
  8. Breathe here for 2-3 breaths.
  9. Lower forehead to the ground.
  10.  Repeat 3-5 times.

Join us for a class at Village Vitality and enjoy the benefits of Cobra Pose!

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Feeling worn down and restless? Try out this easy yoga pose!

When you are feeling worn down and restless, try this posture to rejuvenate your mind and body.

Seated Forward Fold has many amazing benefits:

  • calms the brain
  • helps relieve stress and mild depression
  • stretches the spine, shoulders, and hamstrings
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Seated Forward Fold

Start by sitting tall with legs extended out. As you inhale, reach your arms overhead and lengthen the spine. Exhale and hinge at your hips bringing your torso towards your thighs. Reach towards your toes or wrap your arms around a log for a deeper stretch! 😛

Join us at Oakhurst/Decatur’s newest yoga studio for a Deep Stretch class to give you the energy you need for life’s adventures this week!

 

 

Simple Yoga Pose for Stress Relief and Tight Hamstrings from Decatur Yoga Studio

One simple posture that we use in most every yoga class here at Village Vitality is Ragdoll Pose. This posture is amazing for not only loosening up tight hamstrings, but it also relieves tension and stress in the upper body, shoulders, and neck.

It’s a great way to start fresh in the beginning of your day, or halfway through when you need a quick pick-me-up of energy.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Step your feet hip width apart
  2. Forward fold: bend at your hips and let your arms reach towards the ground
  3. Bend your knees to relieve tension in the low back if necessary
  4. Grab your elbows and relax your head
  5. Let gravity pull your upper body forward as weight shifts into your toes
  6. Breathe here for 5-10 breaths

Feet hip width apart, bend at hips, grab onto elbows, let gravity pull you forward and down. Relax the upper body.

Enjoy this stretch for your hamstrings (back of legs) and tension release in upper body.