Exercise of the Day: Ardha Padmasana

Today’s exercise is a yoga pose called Ardha Padmasana, or Half-Lotus.

Denise demonstrating the Ardha Padmasana, or Half-Lotus

Half lotus is the more accessible version of the famous Lotus pose, because it requires less range of motion in the knee, hip, and ankle. But you’ll enjoy the same benefits. This pose is a steady seat for meditation or concentration, and it helps align the spine and open up the hips.

Massage is a physical profession, and RMTs need to stay active to be at the top of their game. A good therapist will also be well-versed in exercises that will benefit their clients. At Vicars, students spend a lot of time on remedial exercise, and our “remex” sessions incorporate exercises and stretches from many sports and athletic traditions. Practice along with us!

Each exercise is demonstrated by Denise Currie. In addition to being an RMT (and our Director!), Denise is a personal fitness trainer and highly regarded yoga practitioner who regularly trains other teachers.