Yoga Stretch with Hummingbird

Posted by: Jeanette |

October 15, 2017


On Aug 5, 2017, I was in my backyard making a short stretch video clip for a senior client and was delightfully surprised by a very special visitor. Watch me demonstrate the Sphinx pose, a great basic yoga stretch for those 50+ who want to improve their posture and uplift their spirit. Look closely and you will see my new hummingbird friend. Wow, I needed this amazing spirit animal magic today!  

“The hummingbird symbolizes joy and playfulness, as well as adaptability, lightness of being, independence, lifting up negativity, ability to respond quickly and resilience.” ~Elena Harris.

Sphinx Pose is suitable for those with wrist pain, injuries, or carpal tunnel syndrome. Since Sphinx is performed on the forearms, it takes the pressure off the wrists while providing many benefits. It is a great way to offset a long day of sitting. It also opens your heart and uplifts your spirit!

 

Benefits

  • Helps relieve stress
  • Strengthens the spine 
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen
  • Firms the buttocks

Contraindications: Recent or chronic injury to the back, arms or shoulders, pregnancy or recent abdominal surgery.

The music in my video is by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.The music in my video is by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

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