BeFitBR Workout for March 2013

Child’s pose -- Relaxes back, relieves stiffness. Kneel down, sit back on heels. Bring toes together and knees shoulder width apart or wider. Lean forward, bringing forehead to the floor. Place arms alongside body with palms facing up. Take several deep breaths, relaxing neck, shoulders and back. Variation: Place arms in front to open the chest and shoulders and lengthen the spine.
Child’s pose -- Relaxes back, relieves stiffness. Kneel down, sit back on heels. Bring toes together and knees shoulder width apart or wider. Lean forward, bringing forehead to the floor. Place arms alongside body with palms facing up. Take several deep breaths, relaxing neck, shoulders and back. Variation: Place arms in front to open the chest and shoulders and lengthen the spine.

Elena Moreno Keegan

Elena Moreno Keegan believes yoga is one of the best forms of exercise because it balances and strengthens the body and mind and can be done at any age or fitness level. Begin each session by centering – standing or seated, close eyes and become aware of your breath for a minute or two. In each pose, try to take 3-5 slow, deep breaths. Move slowly and only do what feels good.

Keegan, a Registered Yoga Teacher and Integrative Life Coach, has been teaching hatha yoga for more than 17 years to all ages – from 3 year olds in Montessori to seniors.

In addition to her Yoga Alliance membership, Keegan holds certifications in Pre-natal yoga, Cardiac Yoga for heart patients and Resistance Flexibility Training. She owns Baton Rouge Yoga Co., which provides on-site employee yoga/stress management sessions for local businesses. For more information, contact her at elenakeegan@cox.net or www.batonrougeyogacompany.com.