Head Turner

The Head Turner, as you may expect, increases the mobility of your neck, which is important for many of the yoga-with-weights exercises that require you to look in different directions.

You may want to try the Head Turner after you've been sitting at your desk for a long time to give your neck a little exercise.

Hold the hand weights as you do the Head Turner. When you're ready, follow these steps:

1. Stand looking straight ahead with your feet below your hips and your arms dangling at your sides, holding the weights with your palms facing inward.

This is the starting position. Make sure your feet are parallel.

2. Exhaling slowly and being careful not to drop your chin, turn your head and look over your right shoulder (see Figure 6-2); hold this pose for two or three slow breaths.

Feel the muscles of your neck contracting and stretching.

3. Inhaling slowly, return to the starting position (see Step 1).

Figure 6-2:

Turning your head and neck is a requirement in many yoga-with-

weights exercises.

Figure 6-2:

Turning your head and neck is a requirement in many yoga-with-

weights exercises.

Alternating shoulders after each repetition, repeat this exercise three to six times for each shoulder.

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