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Wide-legged forward bend with twist

Besides aikido and judo, one activity I do for myself is yoga.  I've been doing this for about 8 years and am still such a noob.  Or another way to put it is, I am always finding something newly challenging in my practice.  There...  That sounds much more yogi-ish ;-)
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These days the thing that always surprises me is standing wide-legged forward bend with twist.  Try it - put your feet about 2-3 hip widths apart with legs straight-ish.  Bend forward at the hips, trying to keep length in the front of the body and back straight-ish.  Now put one hand on the ground and reach the other arm toward the ceiling, creating a twist in the torso.  Now, try that and keep breathing.  Now try it and breathe and stop counting seconds.  Challenging.
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I find that the physical practice of yoga helps remediate the dings and bumps I get doing aikido and judo, and it also helps me to relax and breathe and move during judo newaza much better.  I recommend trying it if you haven't.  The following is one of my favorite DVD instructionals.  Check it out...




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Patrick Parker is a Christian, husband, father, martial arts teacher, Program Director for a Cardiac Rehab, and a Ph.D. Contact: mokurendojo@gmail.com or phone 601.248.7282
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