This pose looks familiar and somewhat simple, but for a person with tight hamstrings (like myself) it can be a bit uncomfortable and challenging.
For this pose, I had to do the modified easier variation which is using the band around my foot. If you are more flexible, then the final step would actually be to reach farther and hold onto your wrist and try to make your back as flat as possible.
I had just finished up my 3 mile run, so this stretch was a perfect way to lengthen my hammies.
Benefits of this pose: Opens the chest and lungs, stretches the calf, hamstring and lower back muscles, helps relieve menstrual and menopausal discomfort, improves digestion, increases circulation to the liver, kidneys and colon, alleviates fatigue and headache, strengthens the lower back.
10 Things All Women Need
Because I don’t go into work until this evening, I had the opportunity to watch the Today Show. On the segment with Kathy Lee and Hoda they talked about 10 things every woman needs. The list included
Great serving pieces
A beautiful throw
A signature scent
Personalized facial and beauty routine
An everyday tote
Inexpensive Fall Jacket
Beautiful piece of lingerie
I really loved their list because I felt like everything on it was attainable, even for a recent college grad on a budget like me! I think that my favorite items on the list are, great serving pieces because I love making food for others and having them over to share it, a beautiful throw because I am always cold and always have blankets laying around, personalized stationary because I love the hand written letter and stationary can be so personal, and an inexpensive fall jacket because I love jackets (since I am always cold) and they are so cute!
What are your favorites on the list?
For lunch today, I used some of the leftover canned salmon from yesterday’s salad. I mixed:
1 Tbsp of Miracle Whip light
Salt and pepper
I then had my favorite side…fresh veggies.
I also baked an experimental treat, and I would have to say (with Brian’s agreement) that the experiment was a success.