Monday 5 March 2012

Sit up

The sit-up serves to invigorate the body in between poses. A quick stretch to the hamstrings, it helps to prepare and open the lower back and legs for the final stretching pose at the end of class. More importantly the double-exhale helps to release toxins from the lungs helping to energize the body in between the poses.


  • Abdomen


  • Hamstrings
  • Calf muscles
  • Achilles tendons


  • Diaphragm


  • Double breath exhale helps to eliminate toxins from the lungs. 
  • Strengthens and tones the abdomen
  • Open mouth exhalation stimulates diaphragm and eliminates toxins from the lungs
  • Re-aligns spine in preparation for a new posture
  • Increases strength of lower spine
  • Strong exhale also increases energy levels

1 comment:

Bikram Yoga Vancouver said...

Gotta love a good sit up!