Stretchy Sunday's: Ardha Chandrasana!

Aloha Polers, it's Sunday!

This week's Stretchy Sunday's Stretch is the wonderful and simple yoga stretch called the Ardha Chandrasana.  This is a great stretch that will benefit and stretch out your obliques on both sides, majority of your back muscles, shoulders and neck.  This is a great stretch to incorporate into everyday at anytime.  I like doing this stretch when I've been sitting in you position all day or when I'm about to get my pole in;)!  Let's get to it:

Start this stretch standing up straight with your hands clasped above your heads making sure your arms are aligned with your ears with your shoulders rolled back and down.  Take a deep breath and bend your torso to the left pointing your fingers towards the left of the room.  Stay in this stretch for about 5 - 8 seconds and go back to your starting position.  Repeat for both sides.  You will know when you have bent to far to the side when your feel more pain than stretch.  If you feel more pain, please adjust so you feel more of a stretch to get the most out of this stretch.

That's it!  Simple yet very beneficial:)!

Have a great Stretchy Sunday!!!
Posted on August 26, 2012 .