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August 31, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Standing Head to Knee II

Standing Head to Knee II. This pose is the most advanced of the balance series, it works the legs and back.

Start with your feet together. Bend over and pick up your right foot, keeping the left leg straight and strong. Kick out the heel of your right foot until your leg is straight. Try to lift the chest to straighten the lower back. Pull your toes back and suck in your stomach. Do not bend the left leg. Hold this pose for 20 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:14 PM

August 29, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Half Lotus Pose

Half Lotus Pose. This pose is a great way to open the hips and stretch the lower legs and is also used during meditation.

Come to a seated cross-legged position on the floor. With a straight spine, bring your right foot up to and on top of your left hip. Try to keep your right knee down. Hold this pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute and switch legs.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:17 PM

August 24, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Salutation Seal

This pose is intended to open the hips.

Starting in a seated position with your legs straight out in front of you, bring your heels in towards your groin, bottoms of the feet touching. Bring the heels in as far as you can and bring the hands to a prayer position at your heart. Slowly start to bring the knees down as far as you can while keeping the back straight. Hold this pose for 20 to 30 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:18 PM

August 22, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Seperate Leg Stretching

This pose is great for stretching and strengthening the legs.

Begin in a seated position on the floor, lift your legs out in front of you. Take the legs wide into a V position and bend your knees as much as necessary to grab your big toes. With a flat back begin to straighten the legs while still grasping the big toes. If you are able, start to bring your chest and head to the floor. Hold this pose for 30-45 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:24 PM

August 14, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Seperate Leg Head to Floor

This pose stretches out the back of the legs as well as releases tension in the spine.

Begin this pose by stepping the feet about 3 to 4 feet apart – feet parallel. Bring the arms out to the side shoulder height and with a flat back swan dive down towards the floor. Once the back starts to round bend the knees and let the arms touch down to the floor. Let the body hang here, relax. Grab the outsides of the feet and pull your head towards the floor. Hold this pose for 20-30 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:25 PM

August 3, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Dolphin

This pose focuses on stretching the legs, back and shoulders.

Come to a position on the floor on your belly, legs out behind you. Bring yourself up on to your forearms and make a fist with your hands at your heart. With your feet about hips widths distance, press up on to your knees and walk your knees forward until they are under your hips. Flex your toes and lift your body straightening your legs. Flatten your back and try to press your heels towards the floor. Relax your head. Hold this pose for up to 30 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:27 PM

August 1, 2006

Yoga Tips for Women: Lion

This is an empowering pose that allows you to release any tension while toning the abs.

Kneel on the floor Japanese style with your buttocks as close to your feet as possible. Keep a straight spine, abs pulled in. Press your palms firmly against your knees with your fingers spread wide. Take a deep inhalation through the nose. Then at the same time, open your mouth wide and stretch your tongue out, curling it down toward the chin, open your eyes wide, and exhale the breath slowly out through your mouth with a distinct haaa sound. The breath should pass over the back of the throat. Turn your gaze towards the middle of the forehead. Roar a few times if you wish!

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 8:52 AM

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