A Movie that isn’t Horsing Around: An Exercise Guaranteed to Get You Out of the Stables

War Horse-The horse in this movie isn’t nearly as violent as the movie title suggests. Instead, it tells of the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man named Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of those he meets along the way.

 Horse Stance- No, you don’t have to know how to neigh to pull this pose off. This tai-chi inspired stance provides the needed support and correct posture that realigns the spine and removes pressure from painful trigger points.

1)    Stand with the feet about shoulder width apart, making sure to keep feet parallel.

2)    Bend the knees and fold in the hip joints to go into a shallow squat (up to a 45 degree bend in the knee)

3)    Release the lower back to allow the coccyx (tailbone) to hang down, as your tailbone hangs down, be sure to lengthen the back of your skull upwards.

4)    Hold arms upwards as if embracing a tree with elbows hanging downwards.

5)    Sink shoulders down. Inhale to expand body and exhale to release unnecessary tension. Hold

**It is recommended to build up to a minimum of 20 minutes. Beginners may feel fatigued far earlier, and it is advisable to maintain stance as long as your body allows.**