Friday, December 7, 2007

Push-Ups in Body Mind Spirit Integration

Some ways of working with our bodies . . . can be taught so that a person can develop his or her sensitivity to experiences of toning, stretching, and vigorous effort, coming to a fuller knowledge and appreciation of oneself.



Lie facedown on the ground and curl your toes up so that you rest on the balls of your feet. Rest your hands alongside your chest, palms down.

Tighten your muscles. Your head, back, glutes, legs and ankles form an even plank. Breathe in slowly, straighten your arms and lift your body up. Finish inhaling and pause just before your elbows lock.

Slowly breathe out and lower your body, maintaining your even plank. Your chest hovers four to five inches above the ground (the thickness of a water bottle) as you finish breathing out (exhalation). Repeat ten times.

To Modify: Drop your knees to the deck. You can also push up on an incline, placing your hands on a table or bench. The angle allows for greater ease and range of motion as you use your strength for the push up. You can even press against a wall; this is called a push away.
Love your way,

Alan Davidson, founder of
and author of Body Brilliance:
Mastering Your Five Vital
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