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Yoga Block Exercise, Passive Yin Stretch for Backbending with Kino MacGregor

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hi I’m kina McGregor today we’re going

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to be taking a look at some wonderful

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passive stretching exercises that can

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really open your back and it’s going to

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be my model for this wonderful exercise

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in order to try this at home you will

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need a yoga block I’m a fan of using a

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wider yoga block rather than a narrow

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one you want a nice wide block this

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creates more stability and let your body

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release firmly into it you want to grab

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any yoga block that you find that’s as

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long as it’s wide then lying down you

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want to find the center of the bottom of

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the rib cage which is associated with

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the third chakra the money prudhoe

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chakra and we want to place the block

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directly behind that so you need to kind

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of pick your spine up and align that you

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can help me readjust if it’s not all the

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way down there and you really want to

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make sure that we’re going to find the

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center of the ribs right onto the block

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first you start off with the elbows

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you’ll see how the back just lifts up

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and over the block make sure not to

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activate in this posture we want to let

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ourselves relax after you get

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comfortable here then we’re going to up

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the ante a little bit so you could take

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your hands in prayer and then slowly

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straighten the arms keeping the elbows

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close together and then if possible we

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let the hands drop to the ground if you

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have a hard time with this keeping the

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elbows in you can tie off strap right

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around the elbows right here

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remember this is a passive exercise you

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want to relax your body enjoy the motion

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surrender to the Grace and fluidity of

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the body feel the energy moving but

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don’t tense your body force after you

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know maybe 50 breaths in the posture we

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could try second positions then you want

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to bring the arms down take the elbows

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down I like to actually try to keep the

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length in the body as we just lift up

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just a little bit and we’ll slide the

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block forwards so that the shoulder

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blades now get hooked onto the block and

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the sternum is Center to the block and

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we’ll start that same method starting

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off on the elbows first getting

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comfortable there being as passive as

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possible and then hands in prayer and

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then slowly the arms extend and we

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surrender our self into the movement

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keeping the shoulders rotating in and

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remember you can tie that strap around

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the elbows if it’s falling out to the

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side 50 breaths you can put on your

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favorite song and try to relax and

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surrender

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as much as possible these are some great

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techniques to do not within the ashtanga

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yoga practice but you know in the

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afternoon you’re a little bit bored

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sometimes help wake your body up before

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the practice thanks for watching

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try it at home see how

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