Duration :

17 min

Discipline :

yoga

Level :

beginner

Equipment needed :

- Exercise mat

Benefits :

- Mobility and flexibility

- Muscular strength and endurance

- Core strength

- Pelvic floor control

- Posture

This is a short mat-based yoga practice designed with people with cystic fibrosis in mind, to stretch overworked respiratory muscles, open the chest and strengthen the core and postural muscles.

Exercises:

  • Cat-cow
  • Extended childs pose
  • Lateral childpose
  • Kneeling
  • Warrior 1 (with modification of back knee on the ground for stability)
  • Revolved side angled pose (with modification of back knee on the ground for stability)
  • Plank
  • Chaturanga (lowing down to the floor from plank)
  • Sphinx
  • Cobra
  • Staff pose (dandasana)
  • Bridge
  • Sivasana (corpse pose/relaxation)

Pamela's tips for this session:
"Listen to your body and do what feels right for you on any given day. Don't force any posture that feels uncomfortable. Choose to follow the easier or harder versions of the pose. And if any time you want to rest, just go down into child's pose."

This session is suitable for:
Anyone able to get down on to the floor comfortably

Benefits of this session include:

  • Posture
  • Mobility and flexibility
  • Muscular strength
  • Core strength
  • Pelvic floor control
  • General fitness

Equipment required:

  • Yoga mat
  • Yoga blocks

Instructor : Pamela Scarborough

Qualifications: MSc Physiotherapy, British Wheel of Yoga accredited Yoga Teacher
Area of expertise: Cystic Fibrosis
Connection to the condition: Specialist physiotherapist for people with...

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