Sun | Aug 25, 2019

Superman: Every Mickle Mek A Muscle Yoga Challenge Pose of the week

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:20 AM
Superman pose (variation)|| Viparita Shalabhasana || Day 10 from EMMAM
Superman pose (variation)|| Viparita Shalabhasana || Day 10 from EMMAM

This week of the ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ Core Yoga Challenge is in full swing. It’s not too late to join in!

Let us catch you up on this uniquely Jamaican yoga challenge! The Jamaica Moves-endorsed ‘Every Mickle Meka Muscle’ (EMMAM) Core Yoga Challenge is a 31-day social media-based (Instagram and Facebook) wellness yoga challenge running for the entire month of August, with weekly ‘Pose of the week’ breakdowns from proud sponsor The Gleaner.

These stretches/poses will be focused on strengthening and opening the core (abs and back). Each daily pose will be posted on the hosts’ social media pages – Jo-Hanna Taylor (IG: @jo_hannabanana) and Push magazine (IG: @pushitja). You are invited and encouraged to join in and post your own picture/video attempts at the daily pose, while tagging the hosts for a chance to win prizes.

Other sponsors include Good Life Water, Nature My Therapy, Proverbial Yard, TrainFit Club and Pro Physio, who have all come on board as giveaway sponsors for this fun, interactive and informative wellness challenge.

Join us as we break down the pose of the week. Please do check out the other days on the hosts’ Instagram.

Superman pose (variation)/Viparita Shalabhasana

Where does it work?

Strengthens lower back, abs, shoulders.

How do you do it?

How to do it: Lay on your tummy with your legs close together, toes untucked and flat on the floor. Reach your arms out to the sides, bend at the elbows, roll shoulders away from your ears and let your palms face the floor. Tuck your tailbone and squeeze hips down to the mat. Next inhale, and lift as much of your body off of the mat as it feels comfortable to do. Pull the elbows back, lift your chest up and raise your thighs off of the mat. Bring a gentle awareness to your breath and keep the back of your neck long.

EMMAM Power Move: Set timer for 30 seconds. No excuses. Lower the pose if it feels intense.

Modifications + Tips

Warm shoulders before attempting this pose. Put a thick blanket or mat under your hips for some ease. If you have lower-back issues, stay as low as possible in this pose.

Go at your own pace!

Can’t wait to see your pics, and don’t forget to tag the hosts, sponsors and hashtag #everymicklemekamuscle or #EMMAM19.

Location: Half-Way Tree

Photographer: Odd One Studios/O’dain Honegan

Email info@pushitja.com for more information.