half tortoise yoga pose for the holidays
posted: November 29, 2010
The holidays are a time of joy, crazy family, decadent food, and shopping. We thought you might like a minute to yourself and away from the stuffing, so we’ve asked our ambassador, January Newland, for a yoga pose to help you restore the peace.
Half Tortoise Pose
January suggested Half Tortoise pose, an all-levels yoga pose known for deep relaxation that can aid digestion. Here’s how you get into it:
Step 1: Stand tall seated on your knees.
Step 2: Cross your thumbs.
Step 3: Keeping a flat back and your torso aligned with your arms, slowly begin to dive forward.
Step 4: Reach your arms out and land with your “pinkie” fingers supporting the pose. If possible, try to keep your elbows off the ground.
Enjoy Half Tortoise Pose, and Happy Holidays!
What activity keeps you calm during the holidays?