Like many in these strange times, my night-time ‘happy place’ has become Netflix – although lately it’s come back to bite me.
Ever since I finished bingeing on The Money Heist it feels like I’ve lost some dear friends.
Do you ever feel that way after a really great book or series ends and you’ve connected with the characters?
To make Netflix even more fun and slightly productive (who knew?!), here are a couple of Japanese yoga poses you can do from the couch.
It’ll work into your heart meridian and benefit you by improving your circulation, creativity and even immunity!
It’s a great exercise for any age.
- Sit on the edge of your sofa or chair on your sitting bones
- Make sure your spine’s straight and lengthened
- Bring your hands into prayer position with elbows at the same level as your wrists and your forearms parallel to the floor (as pictured)
- There’ll be a gap under your armpits as if there are 2 imaginary tennis balls under there
- Apply a bit of pressure between the palms and exhale as you move the arms over to the right (so that your hands come to be in front of your right shoulder)
- Your right elbow is level with the wrists. Don’t let it come behind your wrists
- You’ll feel a stretch and a tingle under your arm, through the bottom of the elbow and into the little finger. This is the heart meridian☺
- Breathe in to come back to the centre and exhale to move the arms across to the left in the same way
- Keep moving the arms with the breath from side to side about 10 times
- Then release the arms and sit back in your chair
- You may feel a tingling sensation running up into the little fingers.
Activating the heart meridian like this helps to spark joy and connect better with ourselves and those around us!
Try it every day – with or without Netflix☺