Office Sequence/ Video Eighteen

Summer of Wellness, Video Eighteen
Office Sequence

"Wall dog" is one exercise that can be done at the office to stretch.

 

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In this video I have a little help from my friends and we’re going to do a couple of poses- a couple of exercises- that you can do at your workplace. One is for sitting and a couple are for standing. So just to get the energy flowing, circulation and a feeling of vitality. So you might want to do it the middle of the afternoon, even towards the end of the day-actually any time of day. So here we go! Have a great, great day. Bye bye!

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Legs Up Wall/ Video Seventeen

Summer of Wellness, Video Seventeen
Legs Up Wall

Amy Kraft kayaking through the mangroves in Florida.

 

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This next exercise is called “Legs up the Wall”. It’s very, very relaxing and works as an inversion so there’s no need to do a headstand or hand stand. You can just totally relax and breathe in this wonderful exercise called “Legs Up the Wall”. And if you can’t get down on the floor you can do it in bed with legs up the wall, too. So enjoy and have a great day! Bye!

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Lying Down Pigeon Pose/ Video Sixteen

Summer of Wellness, Video Sixteen
Lying Down Pigeon Pose

 

Amy, two dogs in parking lot

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The next exercise is terrific for the lower back, the pelvis as well as getting nice circulation in the legs and feet. It’s Lying Down Pigeon Pose. I’m always coming to symmetry before I do the other side. so Please watch the video and you can even do it along with me. Thank you. Have a great day!

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Hamstring Stretch/ Video Fifteen

Summer of Wellness, Video Fifteen
Hamstring and Calves Stretch

Amy Kraft stretching hamstrings on a wall.

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This next exercise is great for stretching the calves, the hamstrings, the IT band as well as the inner thighs. Enjoy!

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Bridge Pose/ Video Fourteen

Summer of Wellness, Video Fourteen
Bridge Pose

Amy Kraft in a yellow jacket on the beach.

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Bridge pose with your feet on the wall is a fabulous exercise for the abs, glutes, your butt as well as the spine and opening up the upper body. Watch the video and enjoy.

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Leg Spasms/ Video Thirteen

Summer of Wellness, Video Thirteen
Leg Spasms

foot alignmentThis exercise is great for alleviating leg spasms!

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This exercise is great for eliminating, diminishing leg spasms. Most important is aligning the feet against the wall and breathing into the spasm, especially on the exhalation. So you want a longer exhalation as you stabilize your feet into the wall. Let me know how this feels by email to: amy@boomerplusyoga.com. Thanks so much. Bye bye!

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Upper Body/ Video Twelve

Summer of Wellness, Video Twelve
Upper Body/Breathing

Amy Kraft in a yellow jacket on the beach.

 

 

Upper body strength is essential  for opening up the chest. When breathing gets tough this summer, get busy! This pose opens up the chest so you can enjoy the air.

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Hi. In this video I’m going to show you, with my new friend Kev, a wonderful way to lengthen the torso and open up your chest, bringing the lower tips of your shoulder blades together for, well, first of all for better breath and just feeling better at any task. Enjoy!

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Hand, Arm and Pecs Strength/ Video Eleven

Summer of Wellness, Video Eleven
Hand, Arm and Pecs Strength

sail boats in the harbor at dusk

 

This is the same arm stretch I’m using in my own recovery from cervical spine surgery. Take your time and move slowly for best results.

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This exercise is fabulous to stretch the arms, really, from the wrist, the fingers, the forearm, right up to the upper arm, a bit of the shoulder as well as the pecs. So watch it carefully and do it very precisely and slowly. A wonderful exercise to stretch particularly the arms, the hands, the wrists and the pecs. Enjoy!

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Forward Bend/ Video Ten

Summer of Wellness, Video Ten
Forward Bend

Forward Bend

 

Who knew a simple forward bend could have so many benefits?

 

 

 

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Hi! In this exercise, we’re going to do a forward bend with our butt on the wall. So stand straight and tall, especially have your feet parallel, hip width apart. The benefits of the standing forward bend are that it really strengthens the thighs and the knees; it stretches the hips, hamstrings and calves and it keeps your spine strong and flexible. It also calms the mind and soothes the nerves, reducing stress, anxiety, depression and even fatigue. Enjoy!

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Warrior Two/ Video Nine

Summer of Wellness, Video Nine
Warrior Two

This week’s video is a two step sequence- Warrior 2 followed by Side Angle. What a great way to build the lower body and core!

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Hi- today we’re going to do two poses on the wall: Warrior 2 and Side Angle. And you can do both of them as a sequence. They’re wonderful to strengthen the inner thighs, the Adductors as well as keeping a real engaged core as well as strengthening the feet, the ankles, the calves and especially the correct alignment of the knee, right between the second and third toe. Enjoy!

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