Spring Training #17

Spring is here! Let’s dust off winter with some heart-pumping spring training.  During the month of April, Prana Fitness is going to post daily one workout move or yoga pose that you can do at home, at a park, or anywhere.

April 17th: Hydrants

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While on hands and knees, stack shoulders above wrists and knees under hips.  Broaden out finger span with pointer finger forward.  Rotate triceps towards knees so soft parts of elbows are facing the thumbs.  Push up through the back of the heart between the shoulder blades.  Squeeze tummy up into spine.  Extend neck to gaze just in front of finger tips.  Press down into ground especially on the thumb, forefinger, and top corners of palm (see image below on How to Avoid Wrist Pain in Yoga). Keeping a 90 degree bend in knee, lift right knee up and out to the side.  Try to keep torso as parallel to the ground as possible.  Lower knee to below hip again.  Repeat.  Then change to do the other knee and other side.

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