Sunday, October 25, 2015

october pose: mountain

Have you been sporting your pink ribbons, because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This month I'm teaming up with Bankers Healthcare Group, a company that provides physician loans to medical professionals, to bring awareness to early detection of breast cancer. While this month is all about raising awareness to the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women, we all should be informed every month of the year.

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime!

Stay informed, stay healthy, and regularly perform breast self exams. Click here for a useful guide from the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Mountain pose makes you feel strong and powerful. It improves your posture, strengthens your thighs, knees and ankles and helps firm your core.

How to do it:
1. Stand tall with your feet hip-width apart. Root down through your heels, spread your toes and balance on all four corners of your feet.
2. Lengthen the spine and reach up through the crown of your head.
3. Keep a neutral pelvis and find a comfortable position for your hands (either on your hips, by your side or palms together in front of your heart)
4. Breathe deeply in and out through your nose. You may close your eyes and focus inwards.

Maintaining a balanced diet and active lifestyle can decrease your risks.
Spread the word so we can save more lives.

image source: Bankers Healthcare Group