14 Nov 2012
November 14, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Keep things “moving” after dinner.

1. Seated Heart Opener

Begin sitting on your heels or in a chair. Lean back and place your palms flat on the floor about eight to 10 inches behind you so your fingertips are pointing away.
Then press your hands firmly down and lift your chest as high as you can as you take 5 deep breaths.

2. One-Legged Seated Spinal Twist

Bend your right knee and cross your left elbow over to the outside edge of the knee and look over your right shoulder.
As you breathe, continue to deepen the twist. Stay here for five breaths, then do the other side.

3. Knees to Chest

Lie on your back and bend both knees into your chest. Hug the knees in tight and then rock your knees from side to side to help massage your abdominal organs.

4. Wide Squat With Twist

Begin in Wide Squat. Bring your right arm between your knees, and place your right palm flat on the floor. Reach your left arm up toward the ceiling. Stay here for five deep breaths, then come back to center for one complete breath to release the pose.
Repeat on the other side.

5. Child’s Pose (also known as “Prayer Stretch”)

Kneel on your mat and take a deep breath in and as you exhale, lie your torso down onto your thighs. Rest your arms on your low back, beside your legs, or for a third option extend them out in front of you. Stay here for five breaths or longer, and once you’ve had enough, you can inhale to lift your torso up.

**Our variation to this is to widen your knees to really sink in to let your belly expand with each breath. -Capta**

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Download the PDF version of this post HERE.
To see pictures of each pose, and to read more, go to:
http://www.fitsugar.com/5-Yoga-Poses-Ease-Digestion-2521972
For Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes go to:
http://allrecipes.com/howto/healthy-thanksgiving-recipes/
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/thanksgiving_collection_1

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