Today's Daily Challenge Sunday Apr. 20, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Sit with your hands flat behind your hips. Lift your feet until shins are parallel with the floor.
How to do it
Sit on the floor, hands planted behind your hips. Bend your knees to position your feet flat on the ground. Fingers and toes should point forward. Lean back slightly and slowly lift your heels off the floor, bending your elbows to shift weight to your sit bones. (This is the part of your pelvis under the flesh of your buttocks.) Try to keep your spine straight! Keep lifting your feet until your shins are parallel to the floor. Using your hands for support and balance, hold the pose for 15 seconds.
Why it matters
In half boat pose, all the focus is on the muscles that make up your core: abdominals, hip flexors, and lower back. We call on our core while getting dressed in the morning, lifting objects, or sitting and standing still. Building a strong and flexible core gives your body a sturdy foundation for these tasks.
A scuttlebutt is a cask on a ship or boat that is used to hold drinking water. Sailors used to gather around the scuttlebutt for a drink of water and exchanged gossip, so "scuttlebutt" has become a slang term for rumors or gossip.
- Andrea R.Flourishing
I hate that I have such a hard time visualizing this kind of challenge. Additionally, I am physically challenged at the moment but this kind of thing is sorely needed in my life! I must get my strength back so I can remain mobile as I age!
Ya'll have a wonderful Easter!
- Roz D.LeafingLevel 291
now that was not as easy as I thought... good though.
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- Gwynne A.BlossomingLevel 122
I did it...and no pain!!! Yeah!!!
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