THE BEST 4 Chest and Heart Opening Yoga Tutorial You NEED

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Here are the BEST 4 YOGA POSES that you can add to your daily routine that will open your chest and heart: giving you that feel good, warm and fuzzy, valentine’s day feel every day of the rest of this month! 

1. 2 BLOCKS CHEST OPENER: Have two blocks? Grab them and place them at medium height between your shoulder blades and base of your head. If you don’t have access to two blocks, roll up a small towel or blanket and place long ways between shoulder blades and under your head. Once you get the black or blanket situated comfortably place both feet on the floor and allow your knees to knock in together. Stay here as long as you want and enjoy the opening sensation.

2. PUPPY POSE : Come to table top on your hands and knees. Walk your hands out to the front of your mat, keeping your hips high and aimed @ the ceiling. Relax your head and neck while keeping your core engaged. Straighten your arms, feel as if you’re pulling your chest through your arms and lengthen your spine by sending your hips up to the sky. This heart opener will keep your chest feeling open all day long.

3. WHEEL (OR BACKBEND) POSE : Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet planted firmly on the ground. Walk your heels in close to your body as is comfortable for you. Bend your elbows bringing your hands above your head and place your hands on the ground with your fingers pointing towards your shoulders. Press your heels firmly into the ground, let out a large exhale, and send your hips up towards the sky. Pressing your feet and hands into the floor, lift your head off the floor and straighten or extend your arms. Spread the shoulder blades across the back and let your head hang so that ears are in alignment with your biceps. Stay for 3-5 breaths and ever so gently come back to the floor. This pose energizes the whole system and opens the heart, shoulders, back, and mind.

4. UPWARD FACING DOG POSE : Lie face down on the floor, bring your hands just under your shoulders and close to your ribs. Press all ten fingers down into the ground and straighten your arms. Press all ten toe nails into the earth engaging your knees, thighs and booty so that the only thing toughing the ground are your hands and the tops of your feet. Squeeze your shoulder blades together as you create the feeling of literally pulling your chest through your arms and forward. My favorite expression is to gaze up and let my head drop back. Breathe slowly and intentionally.

As you incorporate these heart opening postures into your daily routine remember to breathe and honor your body. The point of these postures is not to be perfect but to feel perfect. Gifting yourself the time to flow at your own pace and engage in self-care is the best valentine’s day gift you will ever receive! 

Self-love is such an important aspect of leading a healthy and balanced life and is also the most often over-looked.  

Challenge yourself to do one thing for YOU every day that brings you closer to your center, that brings you joy, and that fills with you love. After all, that’s what valentine’s day is all about! 

 

 *Consult a physician before you engage in any sort of activity. The above is meant for inspirational purposes; practice at your own digression. 

 

 *Consult a physician before you engage in any sort of activity. The above is meant for inspirational purposes; practice at your own digression.

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