Stress management practice continued

minutes, not including the time you spend centering, warming up and relaxing. To ensure you remain relaxed, do not rush through the practice. You should move slowly from one pose to the next.

23 Lie face down with your legs extended behind you and your feet hip width apart.

Circle your arms out to each side, then bring your palms together overhead and move into Crescent Moon Pose.

For information on Crescent Moon Pose, see page 124.

Crescent Moon Pose is an energizing pose that opens and stretches the sides of your body.

21 Step your right foot to the right 2 to 3 feet and then bend forward from your hips, bending your knees slightly.

22 Relax your head and neck toward the floor and move into Rag Doll Pose.

• For information on Rag Doll Pose, see page 168.

23 Lie face down with your legs extended behind you and your feet hip width apart.

24 Place your elbows directly under your shoulders with your forearms flat on the floor and move into Sphinx Pose.

Perform Crescent Moon Pose for your other side and then return to Mountain Pose.

Step your right foot

This variation of Standing

Repeat this variation

forward and clasp

Back Bend opens your

with your other foot

your elbows behind

chest and stretches the

forward and then

your back.

front of your body.

return to Mountain

Lift your chest

For information on

Pose.

forward and gently

Standing Back Bend,

arch your spine.

see page 192.

Rag Doll Pose is beneficial for relieving tension in your head, neck, shoulders and lower back.

For information on Sphinx Pose, see page 194.

This pose is useful for calming your nervous system.

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