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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 ~ Low Push-Up

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 Low Push Up...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pose Name

Chaturanga Dandasana (chaht-tour-ANG-ah don-DAHS-anna)

Benefits of the Pose

~ Strengthens the arms and wrists ~ Tones the abdomen ~ Improves stability

Target Areas

Arms  | Shoulder Girdle | Spine | Hips | Legs

Cautions

~ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and wrist pain ~ Pregnancy

How to Get into the Pose

1.  Starting from Downward-Facing Dog, inhale as you shift forward to Plank Pose and align your shoulders directly over your wrists.

2.  Keeping your spine long, legs active and front hip points drawing toward your navel (to prevent your lower back from sinking), exhale as you shift your torso forward.

3.  Bend your elbows and lower yourself toward the floor until your upper arms become parallel to the mat.  Keep your elbows towards the side of your body and your neck elongated.

4.  From here, you can lower yourself all the way to the floor, inhale into Upward-Facing Dog or “push up” to return to Plank Pose.  You can modify this pose by placing your knees on the floor as Kristy demonstrates below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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