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Yoga for Vitality - Life Nerve Stretch

Sit on a pad or rug, stretching your legs out in front of you. Lean forward to hold onto your big toes, ankles or legs with your hands, so that the legs are straight. As you exhale, stretch forward and down from the pelvis. As you inhale, stretch upright with a straight spine and neck. Continue moving slowly and carefully, practising for 1-3 minutes with a powerful slow breath. (The life nerve ‘sciatic’ is believed to affect your emotional balance, nervous system and digestion. Keeping it flexible is thought to be important for maintaining the strength of these systems.)