Yoga for Depression: Day 4 Upward facing Dog

We started our yoga practice very slowly, adding one pose each day . We also started on the bed for two days, yesterday, I asked you to move your practice to the floor and see how you felt.

Today, we are going to be on the floor again, and add one more yoga pose to our practice.

To recap

Child’s pose (3-5 minutes)

Cat/Cow Pose (3-5 minutes)

Downward Facing Dog (3-5 minutes)

Today, before going back into Child’s pose, we are going to add updard facing dog

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But I would like you to add it before Updog, so your cycle will look like this:

Child’s pose

Cat/Cow

Up Dog

Down Dog

Child’s Pose

Benefits

  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens the spine, arms, wrists
  • Stretches chest and lungs, shoulders, and abdomen
  • Firms the buttocks
  • Stimulates abdominal organs
  • Helps relieve mild depression, fatigue, and sciatica
  • Therapeutic for asthma

Sources:

http://edgeofthemat.wordpress.com/2013/05/08/on-the-mat-upward-facing-dog/

http://www.yogajournal.com/poses/474

How are you doing? Are you sticking with it, have you tried the poses? Are you feeling any better?

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