January 07, 2018 1 min read

Sit-Up Pose “Round Up”

Purposes and Benefits:

  • Realigns spine and enhances its flexibility
  • Increases flexibility of hamstrings
  • Massages abdominal organs
  • Strengthens and tightens abdominal muscles
  • Tones torso
  • Energizes body to prepare it for next pose

How to Do:

  • Start from Corpse pose (#13)
  • Flex toes up toward ceiling
  • Bring both arms overhead and cross thumbs
  • Inhale as you sit up and exhale as you start diving forward to reach for toes
  • Work toward keeping legs on floor
  • Grab toes and lay body flat on legs to stretch back of body
  • If hamstrings and lower back are too tight, bend knees slightly to grab toes and touch forehead to knees
  • Stay motivated even if you think you have no abdominal strength; building strength takes time