Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Fan Pose

If you’re feeling drowsy or a little bit blue, open your heart with fan pose. This yoga move opens the shoulders, chest and lungs, which helps you breathe better and feel more awake.
 Here’s how to do the fan pose:
Start seated on the edge of a sturdy hard-backed chair. Your feet should be firmly planted on the floor, hip distance apart. Reach both arms back and grab onto the back of the chair. Roll your shoulder blades down your back, creating an opening in the chest. Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale, lean forward, leading with your chest. Hold for five to 10 breaths and slowly release. Finish by wrapping your arms around yourself in a hug to counter the stretch. This move helps open the top of the chest and front of the shoulders. 

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