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No time to work out, you say? Have to clear out the sink? OK then, try this. The asana for dishwashing is the Fierce pose, Utkatasana. Basically you put your feet hipwidth or narrower and parallel, and bend your legs like you were going to sit into a chair. But there is no chair. Keep your spine straight, not hunched, head up. Pull in your belly. Put your weight into your heels. Drop lower into your seat. Arms go straight overhead for the full expression of the asana, but you can wash a few dishes in between. This asana is warming, and if you persist for more than a minute or two your breathing and heart rate will increase, and your legs will begin to burn. You can hold it longer than you think you can. This asana is one of the best for back pain, both the kind that is between your shoulderblades, and the low back kind.

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neptunia67
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:26 pm (UTC)
Maybe you can wash dishes in between if you're taller than me! I could definitely do this one whilst watching TV in the evening.
liveonearth
Nov. 21st, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right. I developed this practice for myself because the sink is always too low and it hurts my back! I'll change the title. =-]
neptunia67
Nov. 22nd, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
:-)

Love it!

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