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Brushing Pigeon Asana
from Yoga in No Time at All
by Joel DiGirolamo
Time Required: 0 minutes
Benefit: hip opening
Muscles Awakened: pectineus, tensor fasciae latae (TFL)
Description: Stand in front of the sink and root down firmly through one of your feet. Raise the opposite foot and lift it onto the counter, placing the lower leg parallel with the front edge. Keep your abdomen back from your heel about a hand-width. Inhale, exhale, and slowly bend over the sink as much as you feel comfortable. Exchange feet about halfway through.
Traditional Asanas: Bound Angle Pose (Baddha Konasana), Half Bound Lotus Back Stretched Out Pose (Ardha Baddha Padma Pascimottanasana), Lotus Pose (Padmasana)
Acknowledgment: Barb Pfeifle, Lexington, KY USA
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About the Author
Joel DiGirolamo, RYT, began practicing yoga at age 12 when he discovered the book Yoga and Health by Selvarajan Yesudian and Elisabeth Haich at his grandfather's house. At this early age he mastered yoga poses using only this book for guidance and continued practicing by himself on and off over the years. He is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and has received training from Sharmila (granddaughter of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) in India, Doug & David Swenson, Ginger Garner, Amanda McMaine, and several other dedicated yoga instructors. He is a student and practitioner of Kundalini Yoga as well as PEAT energy therapies. Joel is the author of the award-winning book, Yoga in No Time at All and has earned an engineering degree, an MBA, and a Masters degree in Psychology. He is delighted to share his knowledge, joy, and enthusiasm for yoga.
About Joel's book Yoga in No Time at All
Yoga is one of the few activities that promotes vitality for all our physical elements: strength, flexibility, and balance. In addition, yoga can encourage a sense of stillness and quiet.
Yet, we commonly hear several reasons for not practicing yoga or exercising:
* No time
* No money
* No energy
The techniques in Yoga in No Time at All cost nothing, take little or no time out of your busy day, and take very little energy. This is the ideal book for anyone wishing to have more time in his or her life for yoga and fitness in general.
Anyone, from an absolute beginner to an advanced yogi, can find something useful in this book. Each pose is rated from one to five in difficulty and includes the time required, if any. Ideally suited to people who sit a lot during their day, there is something inside for everyone.
Valuable tips for correct workstation ergonomics are provided along with brief exercises to keep the body fluid and moving throughout the day.
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