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Anjali Mudra – Yoga for Knitters

Anjali Mudra is also known as prayer pose. If you have ever done any form of yoga you likely would have done this hand pose. This pose is a way to refocus and calm the mind, reduce stress and anxiety and is a great way to create flexibility in the hands, fingers, wrists,  arms, neck and shoulders, which is great for knitters. 

How to: Anjali Mudra

  1. Sit comfortably either in a chair or on the floor in easy seat. Inhale and bring your palms together. Rest the thumbs lightly against your chest.
  2. Press the hands firmly but evenly against each other. Spread the fingers wide, stretching them outward slightly.
  3. Bow your head slightly, drawing the chin back and toward the centre line of the body, lengthening the back of the neck.
Bruce is not impressed.

This is a great way to release tension in your hands while knitting and can be done directly from your knitting perch or office desk. Take a few moments in this pose, breathing deeply and then return to your needles!

Try it out and see how it feels! We’d love to hear from you. Post your anjali mudra photos on instagram using the hashtag #yogaforknitters and tag us @littleseedknits.

Resources:

https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/salutation-seal

https://www.intuitiveflow.com/the-magic-of-the-hand-mudras/

Stay tuned for other yoga poses to help relieve knitting tension. If you would like more information on starting a yoga practice, please email me at nicolethomasryt@gmail.com or visit my Facebook Page, Nicole Thomas Yoga & Wellness. I offer personalized private therapeutic yoga sessions as well as group classes and reiki.

Details contained in this blog are meant for information purposes only.  It should not be used to diagnose, treat, or cure any ailments you have and its not meant to replace professional medical treatment. It is meant to ease tension and discomfort but if you are experiencing significant pain, you should be treated by a doctor or health professional immediately. Any new fitness regime or activity should be reviewed with a doctor before commencing.  I am not a medical professional and cannot properly assess  any ailments you may have or correctly assess your yoga postures. If you are new to yoga and in the Durham Region, I would be love to meet with you to discuss a personalized yoga practice. If you live outside this area, I highly recommend checking out your local yoga studio for beginner classes, to learn the correct postures with a registered teacher. 

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