Transforming Fear to Joy

Your spine’s strength and flexibility depend on it
Begin by lying on your front body. Place your hands alongside your ears. Find and maintain the actions as you press into your hands, straighten your arms, and lift your torso. Keep your pubic bone and thighs on the floor. (To do this, you may need to start with your hands forward of your head.) Hold for five to 10 breaths. Release and rest.

Begin by lying on your front body. Bend both knees and take hold of your ankles. Keep the legs as parallel to each other as possible. Find and maintain the actions as you lift your thighs and torso away from the floor. Hold for one to three breaths. Release and rest.

Winnipeggers Helen Maupin ( http://www.righttojoy.com) and Candace Propp (http://www.natureofcontentment.com) are authors of the Creating Space:  Yoga Actions book series and 500-hour certified yoga teachers.  For yoga teacher training with them and Stacy Schroder go to http://www.sereneyogastudio.com.



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Author: Helen Maupin

Helen is passionate about transforming fear into love — from her, for her, for all. She expresses her commitment to transformation through writing poetry, self-awareness and yoga books, co-designing organizations into adaptive enterprises and deepening her daily meditation and yoga practices.


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