A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Give Your Hands a Hand This month, I will share various postures that can help strengthen our wrists and hands, thereby relieving wrist/hand pain.  We use our hands for so many things, from working, to communicating, to carrying everyday items, and even to expressing ourselves.  Another thing we do, however, is repeating the same motions […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

HAPPY UP!  This week, try a pose known to encourage the production of endorphins (chemicals released in our bodies that lead to a decreased sense of pain and stress). The Crescent Lunge Pose, as well as other backbend postures, boost the body’s natural feel good happy-inducing endorphins! To find this Happy State*: Step one foot forward, […]

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A Few Minutes to Zen with Rikki Alrutz

Knees-to-Chest Pose

Feeling bloated in this hot weather?  Need to relax in a calming, restorative posture?  Try the Knees-to-Chest pose! Lie flat on your back, legs extended Slowly bring both knees into your chest, giving the legs a nice hug with your arms wrapped over the shins Try holding onto your opposite fingers, wrists, forearms, or maybe even your […]

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