Yoga to give you some ‘get up and go’

If you feel rather sluggish now that the Easter Holidays (and chocolate) have left the building and landed on your waist – why not try a few yoga moves to give you some energy and elongate your muscles? Stand with feet in the correct alignment – knees under hips and ankles under knees.  Interlock the fingers and take the arms up overhead turning the palms to face the ceiling.  At the same time raise up onto your tip toes.  All this happens in tandem with a nice long in breath and on the out breath return the arms and heals back to the starting point.  Watch out if you have any should problems – try it without the fingers locked.  And if you find the raises give you too much wobbling issue just do the arms bit and try the feet when you have a stronger core.  This move is called ‘Tadasana’ or sometimes ‘Tadasana with breath’.  The benefits include increasing your lung capacity and stretching the stomach area and limbs all at once. Do 5 repititions and you will feel alive!

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