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…in like a lion

March 1, 2011

Welcome to March.

As the idiom goes, March comes in like a Lion and out like a Lamb.
(The month of March usually starts with cold, unpleasant weather, but ends mild and pleasant.)

Why not celebrate with Lion Pose?

This in one I always do in a Brand new class to break the ice and teach everyone that yoga doesn’t have to be stuffy.  Life is fun and so is Yoga!

Roaring Lion – Simhasana
Simha = Lion
;  This asana gets its name because the open mouth and extended tongue resembles the face of a Roaring Lion.

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  • Come to a Comfortable seated position
  • Take a full deep breath in, and bring your hands next to your ears in loose fists
  • On your next exhale, lean forward slightly, spread your fingers and stretch all of your facial muscles, widen your eyes
  • Extend your tongue with a sounding exhale.
  • Repeat several times.

Lion pose, releases stress.  It’s great for sore throats and sinus issues.  It exercises the facial muscles and helps relieve eye strain.

I like to pair lion and prune face (lemon face).

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Prune Face– Inhale and squeeze your eyes shut. Clench your hands in fists, raise your shoulders and pinch your facial muscles.

Exhale into Lion Pose.

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