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May 31, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Standing Half Moon

This pose is intended to help strengthen the core.

Start with your feet together toes and ankles touching. Bring your arms up overhead from the side. Interlace your fingers and contract your thighs. Press your hips forward and straighten your back, stretch your arms up toward the ceiling and slowly bend towards the right side of the room. Keep your chin up and squeeze your biceps to your ears. Legs and arms are straight, open your chest up and don’t bend backward. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds. Switch sides.

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May 30, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Skull Shining

This pose is a great pose to help strengthen the spine and create a state of relaxation.

Start in a seated cross-legged position with your weight evenly distributed on the ground. Place your hands on your knees and straighten the back lifting the crown of the head towards the ceiling. Close your eyes and gaze up towards the top of your head. Hold this pose for as long as you wish, as it can be used for meditation.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:01 AM

May 19, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Corpse Pose

This pose is a great way to relax the entire body, head to toe.

Begin in a simple supine position (lying on your back) Palms up towards the ceiling at your sides, feet flopped out, heels in. Feel your whole body sink into the floor as you relax and breathe letting the belly rise and fall. Focus on each body part relaxing, starting with your head, moving down the body and ending with your feet. Lie in the position as long as you wish.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:02 AM

May 16, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Upward Facing Dog

This pose is good for strengthening the arms and shoulders as well as stretching the front of the body.

Start by laying flat on the floor face down. Bring the hands under the shoulders, arms close to your sides. Keep the legs straight, pointing the toes back. On the inhale, lift the upper body off the floor using the strength in your arms. Keep your arms straight and strong in line under your shoulders. Gaze up at the ceiling and breathe. Hold this pose for 20 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:04 AM

May 11, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Tibetan Leg Lifts

This pose is beneficial for the abdominals and strengthening the legs.

Lying on the floor on your back, arms by your side, palms down, lock out your right leg, contract the abdominals and slowly lift it up off the ground as high as you can while keeping the leg straight. Hold here for 5 seconds and then slowly lower, keeping the leg straight. Relax the right leg and lock out the left leg and repeat. Do three lifts with each leg.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:05 AM

May 9, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Tibetan Leg Lifts II

This is a more advanced pose and requires abdominal strength.

Begin lying on your back, arms at your side, palms down or underneath your buttocks for support. Lock out both legs, pull the abdominals in and on the inhale lift both legs at the same time as high as you can without bending the knees. Raise and lower the legs three times with breaks in between.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:06 AM

May 5, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Sit-Up

This is an energizing pose that stretches the backs of the legs and spine.

To begin, lie on your back on the floor. Flex your feet back, keep your legs straight and strong and bring your arms above your head. Inhale the breath and on the exhale sit up reaching for the ceiling and bend over reaching for the toes exhaling all your breath.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:07 AM

May 4, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Legs up the Wall Pose

This pose is great for stretching out the back and neck. You may want to use a towel or blanket for this pose.

Begin by lying on the ground with your tailbone close to the wall. You may place a bolster, rolled towel, or blanket under your lower back for support and comfort. Place your legs up the wall and keep them straight. Let your arm lay comfortably next to you out to the sides. Hold this pose as long as you like. Gently bring the legs back down.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:33 AM

May 1, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Knot

Knot- Stretches shoulders and back. Easy pose, great for relaxation.

1. Start out on your stomach bringing one arm down across your chest followed by the other.

2. Pull your arms across one another to increase the stretch.

3. Hold for 3 to 5 breaths and then switch top arms.

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