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A Quick Stretch (7-min) Hatha

Join Clara for a quick stretch to rejuvenate and release tension from the body.

Make space in your day to relieve any stickiness from the joints and body so you might breathe more deeply with ease throughout your day.

When we take 10-minutes to ourselves to focus on connecting the body and breathe, this relieves built-up stress and anxieties in the mind.

Style: Hatha

Duration: 7-min

Level: Open

Props: N/A

Focus: General

Location: Ontario, Canada

You’ll start seated with Clara to ground and focus on deep diaphragmatic breathing into your belly and chest.

Neck stretches will release tightness in the neck muscles (scalenes and sternocleidomastoid) and give you space to relax your jaw and unclench teeth. Spinal flexion and extension will work out and remove crunchy bits in the spine as you roll up and down slowly from standing and take a wider-legged twist to release your upper back and chest. A longer-held downward-facing dog, plank pose, and finger-stand cobra cycles will build a little bit of heat for you to feel supple and strong. Finish seated to ground and restore before you move forward into the rest of your day.

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Clara Roberts-Oss
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