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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 ~ Crescent Lunge (High Lunge)

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 continue with a little Crescent Lunge...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pose Name

Low Lunge = Anjaneyasana --> Crescent Lunge is a variation of Low Lunge and more challenging as it requires more balance

Benefits of the Pose

~ Improves balance ~ Strengthens upper and lower body

Target Areas

Thighs | Groin | Abdomen | Shoulders | Chest

Cautions

~ Heart conditions

How to Get into the Pose

1.  Stand on a yoga mat with your feet side by side and your hands at your sides.

2.  Step forward as far as you can with one foot, and then bend the front knee at a 90-degree angle and rest your hands on the floor on either side of your front foot.  Be sure your front foot is directly under the front knee and that your back heel is "stacked" over your back toes.

3.  Press downward through your groin to feel the full effect of this yoga pose.  Exhale and inhale deeply several times. This is the low lunge position.

4.  Engage the muscles of your lower back and abdomen as you raise your hands off the floor.

5.  Raise your hands slowly from the position next to your foot, swinging upward in front of you with arms straight.  When your arms are next to your ears, lift upward with the chest and then lean backward as far as is comfortable, hands continuing to reach upward.  During this process you may find your feet and legs wobbling, so be sure to engage them to maintain a strong posture.  This is the crescent lunge position.  If you saw yourself in profile, your body would resemble a crescent moon.  So now does the name make sense? :-)

5.  Exhale and inhale deeply from the diaphragm in this crescent lunge pose for five breaths.

6.  Step forward with your back leg as you bring your arms in front of your body in a prayer or "namaste" pose to complete the lunge set.  Repeat the sequence again, starting with your other foot.

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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