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One Minute Yoga: Spine Poses and Stretches

Welcome to One Minute Yoga. This series of One Minute spine exercises will help bring the benefits of yoga to your busy life. Enjoy!
 

We are delighted to introduce you to mom and yoga teacher, Michelle Moroney from The Cliffs Of Moher Retreat who takes you through each move step-by-step. Enjoy!

Exercise 1

What does the exercise do? 
Works the spine in two of its primary movements. One of the most basic of all functions of the body these simple movements are wonderful to bring into your daily routine.

How often you aim to do it? 
Wonderful to do multiples times a day, upon waking, before bed and after a long period of sitting or driving.

Exercise 2

What does the exercise do?
This spine rotates and stretches the muscles of the spine, which helps to restore the natural range of motion.

It is really energizing too and great if you are feeling depleted or stressed out.

How often you aim to do it?
Can be practiced daily but best not to do on a full stomach.

Exercise 3

What does the exercise do?
Great for opening the side of our body, which can often get neglected. It creates extra space in our lungs.

How often you aim to do it?
is a lovely stretch to do in the morning after we wake up and when we can often feel compressed.

Exercise 4

What does the exercise do?
A lovely stretch to help bring length back into the spine and release out any tightness or tension. Remember to bend your knees if the stretch on the back of the legs is too much.

How often you aim to do it?
Great after a long drive and can be done anywhere at any time!
Try Michelle's One Minute Pelvic Floor Exercises here.
 

eumom strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

Not recommended within 6 weeks of normal delivery, 12 weeks for cesarean or difficult birth. If you have had Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) during pregnancy please consult your physician before commencing yoga.

Make sure you exercise in a light area, with enough free space around you. Wear comfortable clothing so you can move freely. If you feel dizzy, light-headed, faint or if you experience any other discomforts, stop exercising immediately and consult a medical doctor.

You are responsible for your condition during your workout. Exercise within your limits. Never force or strain. Seek attention and advice as appropriate.


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