Simhasana: This pose may look silly but it comes with great benefits.

· Helps to fight disease
· Relieves tension in the chest and face
· Face, throat and eye muscles are strengthened
· Reduces eye strain
· With continued practice speech becomes clearer making Simhasana a beneficial exercise for individuals who stammer or have Parkinson’s Disease.

Kneel on the floor and cross your right ankle over your left behind you. Sit back and allow your perineum to rest on the top of your right heel. Press your palms against your knees and spread your fingers wide. Inhale through your nose, open your mouth wide, stick out your tongue, and curl the tip down toward your chin. At the same time, open your eyes wide, focus on the spot between your eyebrows, and exhale with a loud “ha” sound. Do this three times, then switch the cross of your legs and repeat three more times.

Modification for individuals who cannot sit on the floor:
Sit in a chair with your knees directly above your ankles and your feet flat on the floor. Continue with above instructions.

About EssentialYoga Studio

Roberta has been practicing yoga since 1988 and has been teaching yoga since 1994. She has trained under master yoga teachers Swami Padmananda, Patricia Walden, Manouso Manos, Father Joe Pereira, Zoë Stewart, Karin Stephan, Liz Owen and others. She continues to study with her Iyengar teachers, Patricia Walden and Peentz Dubble. Roberta has studied yoga at the Ramamani Iyengar Yoga Memorial Institute in Pune, India during June 2011, February 2014 and attended Abhijata's intensive in Pune, India December 2016. Roberta is currently enrolled in Peentz Dubble's two year Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training Program. Additionally, Roberta completed training and certification with Elise Browning Miller as 'Yoga for Scoliosis' instructor. She completed a 500 hour Hatha Yoga Certification program with AURA Wellness Center and is registered with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500. She has been a Certified Meditation Teacher since June 2007 and has been an Usui Reiki Practitioner since 1989. Roberta's Personal Practice Philosophy: Health issues have changed and deepened my practice. You will see many photos of me using a variety of props. On days I don't feel well, instead of saying, "I can't practice today", Iyengar Yoga has taught me to say, "How can I practice today".
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