Active Yogi: Stand to Sit

July 1, 2013 – 3:46 pm | Permalink | Active Yogi, Yoga

My latest Active Yogi post explores the opposite of the tough sit-to-stand exercise we covered a few months ago.

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The converse of the tough sit-to-stand move is a transition in the other direction: lowering from standing to the floor as smoothly as possible. This exercise has a lot to teach us. It cultivates awareness of the body in space and encourages muscles to hand off in unison for a soft landing. It also affords an opportunity to learn about both the structure and the functional patterns of your feet, legs, and hips. Along the way, it teaches you about the limitations that may affect your body in sports and in yoga.

Read more at Yoga Journal.

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