Sphinx Pose (Salamba Bhujangasana)
This is the intro pose to backbends helping increase back flexibility, encouraging good posture and opens the heart and chest. It also stimulates our abdominal organs.
How to: Lie on your belly and bring your elbows directly under your shoulders. Draw your shoulders away from our ears and keep your head lifted. Actively press your forearms and legs into the mat as you lengthen your spine.
Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
Love it or hate it, Chair Pose is great for our immune system as it stimulates our heart, diaphragm and abdominal organs.
How to: Begin standing with your feet and knees together. Bend your knees and sit back as if you were sitting into an invisible chair. You should be able to see your toes, if not sit down and back more. You can raise your arms over your head in line with your ears or keep them at your heart centre.