Happy New Year! Start the New Year with a strong back and open chest! Holiday travel is over and we are back at work. Research shows that sitting for extended amounts of time, whether in a plane or at a desk, causes the buildup of stress in our backs by forcing the body into a misaligned forward bend. The result? Back pain, tight chest/shoulders and overall poor posture. This year, I encourage you to use six of my favorite yoga poses to counteract the negative effects of sitting. These poses are appropriate for all levels (beginners, have no fear). *Please note that this sequence is not for back pain. If you are experiencing back pain, please subscribe to the JWM Specialty Level, in which I guide you through yoga for back pain sequences in live video courses.

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[caption id="attachment_21111" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_7825 Flying Locust (Salabasana)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21112" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_7829 Flying Locust With Hands Clasped[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21113" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_7830 Half Cross Bow[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21114" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_7833 Bow Pose (Dhanurasana)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_21115" align="aligncenter" width="300"]IMG_7836 Child's Pose (Balasana)[/caption] If you are new to yoga, you can learn how to do these yoga poses with me through my live online video courses. In Level 1, I teach you basic through early intermediate poses. In Level 2, I teach you intermediate to intermediate/advanced poses (Click here for the intermediate version of this particular sequence). In Specialty, I teach you how to deal with aches and pains for all parts of the body as well as how to stay health and strong during travel and work. Each level contains:
  • Six 30-40 minute yoga classes in which I teach you progressively step-by-step from the basics on up to strong postures and flow
  • Fifty 1-3 minute individual short videos in which I teach beginner to intermediate yoga poses
  • A glossary of yoga poses in still photograph form with English and Sanskrit names
  • All JWM videos and articles from the past including many morning sequences, evening sequences, yoga for sleep articles, breathing techniques, toning sequences, and more