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Dru Yoga - Sacro-lumbar release

Dru Yoga - Sacro-lumbar release

This month we have chosen to share one of the most powerful ways to keep your lower back and spine healthy, flexible and aligned. It is called the Sacro-lumbar release. This sequence is best used as a preventative to back pain, rather than when you are in the acute phases of back pain. If you do have an existing back condition, please do go gently and build up your strength and extent of the movements when you are more comfortable.

Dru Yoga - Sharva Udarakarshanasana: the maltese cross

Dru Yoga - Sharva Udarakarshanasana: the maltese cross

This posture takes the simple lying twist a step further. It opens and stretches out the chest and pectoral muscles, gives a great twist to the spine. It strengthens the core muscles and frees up the lower back. It also stretches out the gluteal muscles and this helps ease hip and back pain. Not only that, but this posture also aids digestion and helps trim the waist line!

 

Dru Yoga - Utthita Parsvakonasana: the Bhima posture

Dru Yoga - Utthita Parsvakonasana: the Bhima posture

The Bhima is a great side stretch, as well as an excellent toner for the quads, glutes and abdominals.

 

This posture is an extension of the lateral triangle: Utthita Trikonasana and it gives you a long side stretch, opening the intercostal muscles, the lungs and therefore the heart. It provides a much needed alignment between the crown of the head and the lower energy centres.

 

Dru Yoga - Dhanurasana: the bow

Dru Yoga - Dhanurasana: the bow

Dhanurasana or the Bow gives a complete activation of the whole spine, helping maintain both its suppleness and strength and also of the hips. It is an amazing backward bend, which opens the chest and stretches the pecs and the quads. In the final stage the bow gives a gentle massage to the abdominal organs, obviously aiding digestion.

Dru Yoga - Pindasana: the child pose

Dru Yoga - Pindasana: the child pose

The child pose, helps to free tension in the area between the shoulder blades and along the whole length of the spine and is a calming posture.

 

Energetically, this posture allows for a resting phase on the earth, creating a wonderful circle of energy flowing over the top of the head and neck, shoulders, arms and hands to the feet, legs and over the back.

On a mental and emotional level you may sense a feeling of security and inner peace, as well as experiencing feelings of humility.

Dru Yoga - Parivritta Trikonasana: the rotated triangle

Dru Yoga - Parivritta Trikonasana: the rotated triangle

The triangle posture is a great tonic for the digestion and with the twisting movement around the abdomen it helps to prevent constipation too.

This posture and the Extended triangle (Utthita Trikonasana) is perfect for anyone suffering from scoliosis of the spine. Perform a combination of both regularly to gain the benefits.

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