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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 ~ Plank 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 continue with Plank Pose...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pose Name

Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana

(oot-T-HEE-tuh chuh-tour-RUHN-guh duhn-DAAH-suh-nuh)

Benefits of the Pose

~ Lengthens the spine ~ Increases strength and stability in the core and shoulders ~ Builds strength in the wrists, arms, shoulders, back, legs and abdomen ~ Creates awareness of body alignment

Target Areas

Arms  | Spine  | Hips | Legs

Cautions

~ Wrist injuries especially Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How to Get into the Pose

1.  Kneel on the floor in an “all fours” position with your knees below your hips.  Align your palms on the floor with your wrists directly below your shoulders.

2.  Inhale as you spread the weight out through the circle of your palm and pads of your fingers and lengthen your spine.  Exhale as you gently engage your lower abdomen by drawing your front hip bones towards your navel.

3.  Inhale as you straighten your right leg behind you with your toes tucked into the floor.  Exhale as you straighten your left leg to come into full plank pose.

4.  Allow the front of your body to rise away from the earth rather letting the hips and legs sink downward.  You can modify by placing your knees on the floor or supporting yourself on your forearms.  Want an extra challenge?  Lift one leg an inch off of the floor or reach one arm forward.

 

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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