Lying Yoga Poses

Lying Yoga Poses

Rectus Abdominus

Another group of muscles involved in the core the rectus abdominals originates at the crest of the pubis and attaches to the costal cartilage of ribs 5-7 and the xiphoid process of the sternum It consist of the paired muscles running vertically, speared by a midline band of connective tissue called the linea alba giving it a ridged or “6-pack” look.

Quadriceps

The quadriceps is a large and powerful muscle group that involves 4 main muscles at the front of the thigh. It originates on the lower border of the iliac spine and from the surface of the femur bone. It inserts onto the tibial tuberosity, the patellar tendon and the patella.

Asanas (Postures) for Summer

The main aim with the summer asana practices is to open the heart and small intestine channels on the front of the body and on the arms, while strengthening and toning the muscles involved in the core. Cultivating power and strength in the legs also helps to ground the system’s energy into the earth and builds fire for digestion. Cooling practices can also be included to avoid excess fire in the system and to help calm the spirit/mind. Below are some asanas that achieve this aim

Incorporate these postures into your asana practice during summer to stimulate the inner fire and help balance the mind.

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