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March 31, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Bridge

Bridge- opens chest and strengthens glutes. This is a moderate to intense pose. Be careful if you have lower back problems.

1. Start out on your back with your feet about hip width apart. Your feet should be flat on the ground.
2. Keep your head neck and back in alignment with your chin up. Use your legs and glutes to raise your lower body and put the rest of you upper body weight on your shoulders.
3. Keep your core muscles tight and hold for 5 to 8 breaths. If you want to you can add intensity by lowering your glutes and raising them with each breath.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:16 PM

March 28, 2006

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Cat-Cow Stretch

Cat-Cow Stretch- moderate to easy stretch used to warm up the torso. Stretches the abdomen, neck and lower back.

1. Start out on all fours, first round your back towards the sky with chin tucked.
2. Next arch your back with stomach towards the ground chin up and neck elongated.
3. Be sure to keep you torso tight and breath with each movement.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:42 PM

March 27, 2006

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Sunbird

Sunbird- this is a great stretch for the entire body. This is an easy to moderate stretch.

1. Start out on hands and knees inhaling bring one knee forward towards your chest. Exhaling extend that same bent leg toward the sky.

2. Keep your chin up and contract the abs on every breath.

3. Hold pose moving the same leg. Then switch to opposite leg.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:43 PM

March 23, 2006

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Superman

Superman- this position works the lower back and glutes. This is also and easy to moderate stretch.

1. Start out lying on your stomach. Put your arms out straight in front of you, and at the same time lift your arms and legs.

2. You can hold this pose while breathing or move your arms up and down with each breath.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:44 PM

March 21, 2006

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Cobra

Cobra- this position works the lower back and opens up you chest. This pose is an easy to moderate stretch.

1. Start out lying on your stomach. Put your hands directly next to your chest with elbows slightly bent. Your arms are for guidance; do not use them to lift.

2. Keep your hips on the ground and lift your upper body. Your chin and chest should be up and you should be feeling the stretch and the back muscles engaged.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:47 PM

March 16, 2006

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Reverse Triangle

Reverse Triangle- another great stretch for the torso and back. This is a moderate to intense position.

1. To get into this position you should point the toes on your lead foot forward and the toes on your back foot straight out. Feet should be wide apart for a good inner thigh stretch.

2. Take your front arm to the floor behind your lead foot and the back arm to the sky twisting your torso slightly and opening up your chest. Your arms should be in alignment with your shoulders. And your upper body should be across the front of your body.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:49 PM

March 14, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Triangle

Triangle- this is a moderate to intense position. This works the torso and the hamstrings.

1. To get into this position you should point the toes on your lead foot forward and the toes on your back foot straight out. Feet should be wide apart for a good inner thigh stretch.

2. Take your front arm to the floor and the back arm to the sky twisting your torso slightly and opening up your chest. Your arms should be in alignment with your shoulders.

3. Keep your breaths even and tighten your abdomen with each breath.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:40 PM

March 13, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Three part breath

Three part breath- easy position that can be done standing or lying down. This position works your lungs and abdominal muscles.

1. To get into this pose is very simple, you need to find your abdominal muscles by spreading you hands across your stomach. Feel you your abdomen fill with each breath you are taking in and contract you abdomen on each exhale.

2. You should be breathing through your nose. Do this exercise as a warm-up to get you in a breathing rhythm.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:39 PM

March 10, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Quad Stretch

Quad Stretch- good stretch for the quads and strengthens the glutes. It is a moderate to intense pose.

1. Start in a kneeling position and sit back onto your heels. Place your palms on the floor next to your thighs. Reach your chest to the sky by arching your back.

2. Push your hips forward and open your chest by lifting your chest. If you want a more intense stretch bring your elbows all the way to the floor.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:37 PM

March 6, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Fish

Fish- this position is great for opening up the chest and working the rhomboids. It is a moderate to easy pose.

1. You should use fish after plough or should stand.

2. Start on you back with your elbows bent in a 90-degree angel with your hands under your hips.

3. Your toes and legs should be extended. Arch your lower back with the top of your head close to the floor and your chin pointing up.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:27 PM

March 1, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Incline Plank

Incline Plank- Moderate to tough pose. Strengthens glutes and arms while stretching the front of the body.

1. Start in a seated position with legs extended, place your palms on the floor with fingers pointed toward your feet.

2. Press your hips up towards the ceiling keeping your spine in alignment with face up.

3. Hold for 3 breaths.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 8:56 PM

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