I love back bends but they are very difficult for me. I find it very challenging to stay in them for a long time. Because I am very tight it takes a lot of effort to hold myself in some of these shapes. Cobra pose or Bhujangasana or the seal stretch is a classic yoga pose that stretches the hip flexors and abdominals and feels pretty amazing. Unfortunately, in order for me to get a good stretch, I need some assistance. The medicine ball under my stomach helps prop me into position so I don’t have to push so hard with my arms. Also the band overhead allows me to get pulled up and does a two-for-one on my shoulder and helps improve my overhead position. Externally rotate your shoulders, breathe deep and keep your legs as straight as you can. Enjoy!
Here are the rules for the 30-Day Stretch Fucking Harder Challenge. Each day do the deep stretch, post it on Instagram and tag some friends to do it with you. Post your stretch with the tags: #stretchfuckingharder #supplepandas #30daypandachallenge Tag me @coachpanda. Come back here to my website or vimeo channel to see more details on each stretch and modifications and scaling options. Try to stay in each stretch for at least 2 minutes per stretch per side. Remember to breathe slowly and deeply and start gradually and move deeper over time. Back off if it hurts.