The Best Yoga Poses For Swimmers: Shalabasana


Shalabasana     Photo: BODY of Santa Fe

1. Lie flat on the floor with your legs straight out behind you, hip-distance apart, and arms straight ahead, forehead on the floor.
2. In one strong, swift motion, lift up with your feet and reach up and out with your arms, raising your heart off the floor. Your gaze should be out in front, between your hands.
3. Hold for 20 seconds. Then repeat for two minutes. 

THE REASON: Shalabasana is a core and back strengthener that will build length and alignment through the body and the limbs. Focus on keeping the neck and spine as long as possible for full effect.

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