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Your Guide to At-Home Yoga
Yoga is an ancient Indian healing tradition that has become a tool for modern
stress relief. Just 10 minutes a day and you will see the benefits. The BC Cancer
Foundation is delighted to have Rachel Scott, director of Teachers' College and
Development at YYoga, lead the yoga session at Workout to Conquer Cancer this
April. Rachel created YYoga's teacher training and is leading DISCOVERY readers
through an at-home yoga guide that you can incorporate in your daily routine.
Here are four simple poses to ease into your morning. In just five minutes, you will lubricate your joints,
warm up your major muscles and connect with your
breath and body.
Come onto all fours
with your wrists under
your shoulders and your
knees under your hips.
Spread your fingers
wide. As you inhale,
arch your spine by drawing your chest forward
and tipping your sitting
bones up to the sky.
As you exhale, draw
your tailbone to the
floor and round your
back. Continue to move
through this pattern for
five more breath cycles,
finding space and fluidity through the entire
length of your spine.
PARTNeRS IN DISCOVeRY
On your exhale, point your toes
and lengthen your hips back to
your heels. For this active version of child's pose, stretch your
hands forward and place them as
wide as your shoulders. Spread
your fingers and press your
palms firmly into the floor to
straighten your arms. Keeping
your hips firmly grounded,
stretch your chest toward your
hands to lengthen your torso.
Take five deep breaths and feel
the breath expand your lower
back and side ribs.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer Foundation - Spring 2015
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BC Cancer Foundation - Spring 2015