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#35 “Yoga Minute” Angled Wall Stretch

Yoga Chuck February 11, 2015 0 comments 0

“Angled Wall Stretch” is a great pose for your back, using the wall as a prop.

Start by facing the wall, palms on the wall with strait arms out from the shoulders. Begin by taking baby steps backward and the hands sliding down the wall until the arms and back are parallel to the floor. With your hips over the heels and bent knees if the hamstrings are tight. Bending the knees takes the tension out of the back of your legs and keeps the lower back from rounding by allowing the hips to tilt forward. Work up to holding the pose for 20-30 seconds.

To come out, start walking the feet toward the wall until the shoulders are over your hips. If you’re feeling dizzy or light headed, lean against the wall or come to a chair or the floor until the blood pressure stabilizes and you’re no longer dizzy or light headed.

Benefits: The spine lengthens as well as stretching the arms, shoulders and back. Depending on how much the legs are bent you may also be stretching the hamstrings and calves. This pose gives a stretch to the lower back helping with lower back pain

I’ll also be posting these “Yoga Minute” videos on my You Tube Channel “Yoga Chuck” and Facebook page “Real Yoga, LLC”. All poses should be a No Pain No Pain practice and avoid having discomfort. 

Happy & Healthy,
Yoga Chuck

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