Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Laying on the Foam Strip - Step 3

Therapeutic Pose for the Shoulders and Upper Back

Step 3: If your low back hurts or your lower ribs are flaring and lifting the hips and resettling the spine (as described in Step 2) didn't help, then you need to lift your hips up again and place a folded blanket under your hips/sacrum area. Keep your knees bent if you are using a blanket. Notice if this has lessened your discomfort and/or your flaring ribs. If not, stay tuned for Step 4.

Review Step 1 and Step 2.


Peace said...

I love the careful way you are describing each pose, I feel very inspired! Peace.

Sara said...

Hello Peace -

Thank you for your comment. Please have a look at my website too (it is finally up): www.DoRestorativeYoga.com

You also might enjoy the new Yamas & Niyamas blog by my teacher Deborah: www.theyamasandniyamas.blogspot.com/



Anonymous said...

where can I buy a foam strip?

Sara said...

I buy them from Yoga North: www.YogaNorthDuluth.com. If they don't ship, you can always buy a swim noodle or use a firmly rolled towel.