Pose of the Month: Full Body Stretch

 

Special Benefits: Increases range of motion, cultivates movement with breath and coordination, strengthens and creates a flexible spine, increases lung capacity, stimulates the lymph and cardiovascular systems.

Practice Level: All Levels

Props needed: one bolster or two blankets

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How-To:

Lie on your back with a bolster or two folded blankets placed overhead (but not under your head). Extend legs fully. Rest arms by your sides with palms down.

Step 1:

  • Inhale and point toes forward toward the end of the mat. Exhale and flex your feet, pulling toes back while reaching away through your heels.
  • Repeat three times.

Step 2:

  • Inhale and point toes forward while lifting your arms overhead until they rest on the bolster with palms up.
  • Exhale and flex your feet while returning arms to your sides, palms down.
  • Repeat three times.
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Josi Kytle

About Josi Kytle

Founding Partner of y4c & the Retreat Project Josi is the impostor in this group of yogis. Although she practices yoga personally and believes in its healing physical and emotional benefits, Josi isn’t an instructor. Josi bring the business acumen and organizational strategy to the team to enable efficient and sustainable growth of the program. Her background is in consumer marketing for FTSE brands like Hilton, British Airways and Avis in both London and in New York City. Josi is also Tari’s daughter so their unique, loving and familial approach lead all aspects of the business.