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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 ~ Legs-Up-The-Wall 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 continues with a calming Legs Up-The-Wall Pose...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pose Name

Viparita Karani (vip-par-ee-tah car-ahn-ee)

Benefits of the Pose

~ Relieves tired or cramped feet ~ Gently stretches the back of the legs, front torso and the back of the neck ~ Relieves mild back aches ~ Calms the mind ~ Can help with insomnia and balance hormone levels ~ Can reduce symptoms of PMS

Target Areas

Legs | Back | Abdomen | Chest | Neck

Cautions

~ This can be considered an inversion pose.  So ask an instructor if this should be performed during menstruation ~ If your feet begin to tingle during this pose, bend your knees, touch your soles together, and slide the outer edges of your feet down the wall, bringing your heels close to your pelvis.

How to Get into the Pose

1.  Viparita karani can be taken by laying on your back and scooting your hips up to a wall.

2.  Extend your legs high and use the wall as support.

3.  Alternatively, this pose can be taken in the center of the room by lifting the legs to the sky and placing a block underneath your sacrum as Allison is demonstrating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.  Let your legs suspend upward without any muscular effort. Close your eyes and breath deeply. You can stay in this pose safely for up to 20 minutes.

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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