Recently several studies have been published stating that sitting, is the new smoking. Emphasizing that each of us needs to sit less and move more. Taking a movement break every thirty minutes will improve health problems like high blood pressure and also help with lower back pain. Your lower back is moved by your leg, so learning goodalignment for your spine begins with standing. So let's practice mountian pose. Please bring your feet parallel beneath your hips and make the muscles of your legs stronger. Push the tops of your thighs backward and then pull down through your tailbone. Slowly bend your knees and squat. Reach your hips back and arch your lower spine again. Gently tuck your tailbone. Now hold this for a moment. Then repeat a few more times.
Yoga in Practice, led by master instructor Stacey Millner-Collins, is designed to teach the foundations of yoga to the at-home student, and to encourage a daily yoga practice that is more than simply physical exercise. To purchase DVD episodes of Yoga in Practice, visit ShopSCETV.