Doing Sun Salutations with a block can help you find the contraction of muscles into the centerline of the body, creating integration and protecting the spine.
Begin by placing a block between the thighs, right above the knees. Squeeze the block actively, drawing into the midline.
Reach up to Mountain Pose (Tadasana).
Bend forward into Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana).
Lift up to Standing Half Forward Bend (Ardha Uttanasana).
Jump back to Chaturanga, all while squeezing the block.
Repeat three times using the block.
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