Position 1 – Stand up straight in Mountain Pose (exhale)
Position 2 – Stretch arms over the head (inhale)
Position 3 – Bend forward, place hands on the floor next to the feet (exhale)
Position 4 – Stretch one leg back, place toes on the floor (inhale)
Position 5 – Bring both legs back so that body is in a straight line (retain the breath)
Position 6 – Drop the knees, chest and chin to the floor (exhale)
Position 7 – Slide forward, push up with arms and arch up with hips on the floor (inhale)
Position 8 – Raise hips, drop head between arms, stretch heels toward floor (exhale)
Position 9 – Bring the same foot forward between the hands (inhale)
Position 10 – Step the other foot forward, keep hips high and bend forward (exhale)
Position 11 – Stretch arms up over head (inhale)
Position 12 – Bring arms down to sides, Mountain Pose (exhale)
Repeat the sequence with the opposite leg
Sign-up For Our Newsletter
Receive email offers for free stuff, yoga class updates, news, healthcare tips, more… If you have yoga/healthcare tips or news of your own to share, contact us.
Yogic Breathing Techniques for Relaxation
The West Lawn Library hosted a free relaxation and wellness event featuring yoga, breathing exercises, meditation instruction and closing with herbal tea and healthy treats! More pics here. This event was done in conjunction with Rise Up Wellness.
RiseUpWellness is self funded and depends on donations for general operating costs. The people we serve would not have an affordable option to the benefits of yoga if not for your help. We greatly appreciate your generosity. THANKS!
Thomas H Tanner Scholarship Fund
Meet Veronica Galvan
2020 recipient of our scholarship – “I am looking forward to the new adventure and sharing! Excited to begin my yoga journey and expand my awareness and wellbeing.- Veronica” “Meet Veronica Galvan, the 2020 recipient of our scholarship.” “I am looking forward to the new adventure and sharing! Excited to begin my yoga journey and expand my awareness and wellbeing.- Veronica”
Our scholarship is awarded to one student each year who demonstrates an aptitude in yoga and a dedication to the community. The scholarship substantially covers the cost of an approved 200 hour Yoga Alliance approved Yoga Teacher Training program.
We have a new partner!
Metropolitan Family Services provides a wide variety of programs and services designed to strengthen families and help them realize their full potential. Part mentor, part motivator, part advocate, Metropolitan empowers families to learn, to earn, to heal and to thrive.
MEET OUR LATEST INSTRUCTOR
Gabriela Jasso, the recipient of the Rise Up Wellness yoga teacher training scholarship last year. Gaby teaches at our Chicago Lawn and West Lawn locations.
At our Relaxation Retreats these healthy snacks are a big hit. Here’s the much requested recipe for Rise Up Date Nut Truffles. As treats go these are decadent but healthy with no added sugar or preservatives. Enjoy!