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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 ~ Chair Pose

From the desk of Team Yoga...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy an unlimited number of yoga classes for one month! Your pass begins the day of purchase. Passes can be purchased until September 30th. 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!

Pose Name

Utkatasana (OOT-kah-TAHS-anna)

Benefits of the Pose

~ Strengthens thighs, calves, ankles and spine ~ Stretches shoulders and chest ~ Stimulates abdominal organs, diaphragm and heart

Target Areas

Thighs | Shoulders

Cautions

~ Knee pain or injury

How to Get into the Pose

1. While standing (tadasana), bring your feet together, toes and heels touching.

2. As you inhale raise your arms up, reach towards the sky and bring your biceps back by your ears.

3. As you exhale bend your knees and begin to bring your thighs as parallel as possible to the mat.

4. Shift your body weight into your heels and begin to lift your toes up off the mat.

5. With each exhale sit a little bit deeper into the pose and allow your heart to remain over your hips.  Continue to draw your shoulder blades together and drop your shoulders down the back.

6. To release, inhale as you straighten your legs and exhale your arms down to the side coming back into standing (tadasana).

 

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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