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July 16, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Shoulder Stand

Shoulder Stand is a moderate to tough position that works your stomach and back.

1. To get into the pose start on your back and lift your legs toward the ceiling. Use your hands to support your back and do not move your neck.

2. Engage your stomach muscles and glutes to lift your body higher. Keep your hands on the small of your back and as you lift move your elbows closer together.

3. For a less pressure on your lower back slightly bend at waist.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 1:23 PM

May 13, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Plough

Plough is a moderate to tough stretch that can be easily modified. Works abdominal muscles and stretches lower back.

1. Starting in relaxation pose, on your back, bring your legs straight up towards the sky and then bending at the waist roll them over your head until your toes touch the ground behind your head.

2. Be sure that you look toward the sky keeping you neck in alignment is very important on this pose so that you do not cause injury to yourself. Keep your legs straight and curl your toes.

3. Keep stomach tight and support your lower back with your hands.

Modification: Get a chair to put your feet on instead of the floor.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:07 PM

April 16, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Seated Straddle Stretch

Seated Straddle Stretch is a easy to moderate stretch depending on flexibility. Works on hamstrings and lower back

1. Get into the position start from a seated position.

2. Bend forward by hinging at your hips spread your legs wide and bend the knees if necessary so that the stretch is too intense.

3. With each breath try and get deeper into your stretch

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 7:33 AM

April 10, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Frog Pose

Frog Pose is an Easy pose, stretches groin. A great relaxation pose, use after body is warm.

1. This pose imitates childs pose in that you are on your knees with arms stretched out in front, elbows bent and forehead resting on stacked fist.

2. Your legs should be spread in a bent knee split to were you feel a deep stretch in your groin.

3. Remember to keep your stomach muscles tight while breathing deeply through your nose. Keep pushing your hips back if you need an even deeper stretch.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 1:07 PM

April 1, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Kneeling side plank and Full side plank

Kneeling side plank and Full side plank- This is a moderate to intense pose. Great for working/stretching the abdominal muscles and shoulders.

1. From plank position drop one knee. Keeping the same palm as the dropped knee flat on the mat with your arm extended. Raise the opposite arm towards the sky, and the opposite leg extended.

2. Open your chest, keep top half of the body in alignment, and core tight. Your hips should be open and your chin pointed towards your raised hand

3. To make the pose a full side plank extend the bended knee out with the other foot. Hold this pose for 3 to 5 breaths.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 2:23 PM

March 27, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Standing Splits

Standing Splits- Stretches the groin, inner thighs, and hamstrings. This is an easy to moderate position.

1. Start with your feet in a wide stance with your toes pointed forward. Your feet should be about arms length apart.

2. Once you have got your feet in the stance bend forward at the hips, keeping your head neck and back in alignment. Relax your neck and place your palms flat on the floor.

3. When holding this pose be sure to keep your core muscles tight. Hold this position for 5 to 8 breaths.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:20 AM

March 12, 2008

Yoga Tips for Women: Airplane Pose

Airplane Pose- easy to moderate position that strengthens back and stretches hamstrings. This exercise can be used as a warm up.
1. Start in a standing position with feet hip width apart. Legs straight, do not rock back onto your heels. Bend forward at the hips keeping you head neck and back in alignment.

2. Elongate the top half of your body, and extend your arms to the side in an airplane like position. Your arms should be level with your back with your shoulders away from your neck.

3. Hold the pose for 3 to 5 breaths.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 2:17 PM

January 17, 2008

Yoga Tips For Women: Pyramid

Pyramid- Great for stretching hamstrings, lower back and hips. This pose is a moderate to intense stretch depending on the tightness of hamstrings and lower back. Great stretch for runners!

1. Start out with your feet in a wide stance; about arm length apart. Your front toes should be straight ahead and your back heel should be slightly angled with your toes turned in.

2. Bend forward over your front leg with your head close to your knee. Bring your arms down to the mat, palms flat on either side of your lead foot.

3. Relax your neck; keep your back leg straight without locking the knee. Slightly bend and then straighten at the front knee to get the most out of the stretch.

4. Hold this pose until your legs are comfortable in the stretch. About 5 to 8 breaths. Then switch to the other side. BE SURE to come up slowly from this stretch so that you do not get dizzy.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 1:18 PM

October 26, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Standing Chest Stretch

Standing Chest Stretch is a great stretch for the hamstrings, back, and chest. Good to use as a warm up and is a very easy stretch.

1. Start with your feet hip width apart; do not rock back onto your heels.

2. Clasp hands together at the small of your back, bend forward at your hips, and keep your head neck and back in alignment. Lift your arms to shoulder height to help open your chest. Keep your core muscles engaged.

3. Hold the pose for 3 to 5 breaths

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 11:14 AM

September 25, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Plank

The Plank is a moderate position. Works the shoulders, abdominal, chest and arms.

1. From the down dog position inhale moving forward until your shoulders and arms are over your wrist.
2. Keeping your back in alignment make sure that you keep your midsection engaged.
3. Hold for 5 breaths or until you feel the work in the arms.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:15 AM

 
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