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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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I HEART Yoga ~ Child's Pose

From the desk of Team Yoga...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for OMBE's first yoga challenge!

Enjoy an unlimited number of yoga classes for one month! Your pass begins the day of purchase. Passes can be purchased until February 14th.  Purchase online by going to our Online Store – Series and Memberships - Yoga Classes - I HEART Yoga: Unlimited Class Pass.

While you're at it, follow our #iheartyoga campaign on Twitter and Facebook!

Show your love for yoga and let the 14 days of I HEART Yoga begin with a little Child's Pose...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pose Name

Balasana (bah-LAHS-anna)

Benefits of the Pose

~ Gently stretches hips, thighs and ankles ~ Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and fatigue ~ Relieves back and neck pain when done with head and torso supported

Target Areas

Hips  |  Thighs  |  Ankles

Cautions

~ Pregnancy ~ Diarrhea ~ Knee injury: avoid unless you have the supervision of an experienced teacher

How to Get into the Pose

1.  While on your mat, kneel on the floor.  Touch your big toes together and sit back on your heels.  Separate your knees about as wide as your hips.

2.  Exhale and gentle bring your torso between your thighs.  Gently bow your head to the mat.

3.  Lay your hands on the floor alongside your torso with your palms facing up.  Release the front of your shoulders towards the floor.  You should feel the weight of your front shoulders pulling your shoulder blades wide across your back.  As an alternative, your arms can reach out in front.

4.  This is a resting pose.  Stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes.  Beginners can use this pose to get the feel of a deep forward bend.

5.  To come up, first lengthen the front of your torso. Then, with an inhalation, lift from your tailbone as it presses down and into the pelvis.

Finish with your mantra:  "I HEART Yoga because..."

 

More about OMBE's yoga studio:

Visit OMBE's eco-friendly yoga studio overlooking beautiful views of Boston's Copley Square. Our yoga classes provide a welcoming atmosphere for students of all levels. OMBE's yoga instructors encourage students to develop their strength, flexibility, and balance as well as a deeper sense of relaxation. All yoga classes are limited to six participants ensuring that each student receives individual instruction.

Book online for any yoga class or private session at our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

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