The top 5 essential yoga postures for gardening:
- "Picking low vegetables or weeds pose": hinge from the hips, brace with one arm, outstretched reach with the other
- "Downward facing and upward facing dog pose" with garden wall or other low surface,.
instead of hands on ground.
- "Seated spinal flex": cat pose sitting instead of on hands and knees, segueing nicely into seated forward bend/spinal hang
- "Clasped hands Arm stretch behind" standing locust pose, leading to forward bend from the hips, arms up in the air behind.
- "Arm stretch overhead", hands on head, elbows bent out to side or hands clasped overhead, (or apart holding shovel or pitchfork!!), bend and twist to sides.
About Gail Dubinsky:
Gail Dubinsky, M.D. received her medical degree in 1979. She has been in private practice since 1983, initially in general medicine and since 1988 specializing in non-surgical orthopedic medicine, combining "conventional" and "alternative" therapies for a truly "integrative" approach. A yoga practitioner since her teens and serious yoga student since 1984, she has taught general and adaptive/therapeutic yoga classes since 1990. Dr Dubinsky is the creator of 2 DVD programs, "R.S.I.? Rx:Yoga! and "Yoga for Gardeners"