MAURA RATH SHARES A SIMPLE 5-MINUTE YOGA PRACTICE TO HELP WITH WORK FROM HOME ACHES AND PAINS …
This yoga sequence is designed to give your body a little break and to help you feel great in the hips and hamstrings.
The focus of this yoga class is to work into those tight hips and hamstrings, which are two areas that Maura often hears people have limitations with.
At the start of the video, Maura guides you to open your hips; this can feel a little uncomfortable at the beginning, but once you connect to your breathe in the hip opener, and soften the body, you will begin to notice a difference.
Next, Maura takes you into your hamstrings and helps to lengthen the spine. Her top tip with this posture is to elevate the sit bones by placing a book or a cushion underneath if you find it hard to lean forward.
You’ll then enter a downward facing dog, remembering to keep the knees bent if you need to. As with all postures, the breath is so important here.
As Maura leads you into your hamstring flow, remember if you need to bend your knee, you can – only you know how you feel in your body. The hamstring stretch (also known as the runner’s lunge) is a great yoga pose, even on its own.
Maura finishes the sequence in a child’s pose: allow your body to melt to the floor and take as long as you need here, before leaving your mat feeling grounded.
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