January 28, 2015

#33 "Yoga Minute" Seated Core & Hip Pose

This "Seated Core & Hip Pose" works hips, core and more.

From seated, inhale as you raise the unsupported leg keeping the knee bent. The foot will be about 6 inches off the floor. Maintain the same height with the upper leg as you inhale straightening the lower leg parallel to the thigh with the foot any height above the floor without touching the floor. Extend the lower leg out and contract the lower leg back to 90° bent knee 8 to 10 times before switching to the other leg.

This engages the hip and core on one side as the other foot and leg are giving stability with the foot grounding into the floor.

Benefits: Building strength and endurance in the hips and abdominal muscles, isolating one side at a time for more control and less stress. Works the knee and engages the foot, calf muscles and toes.

These videos are designed for inactive beginners, seniors and people with most any illness or injury. The majority of these poses are in a chair and most can be done from a wheelchair. I’ll also be posting these 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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