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May 29, 2007

Yoga Tips for Ladies: The Tree Pose

The Tree Pose is a balance pose that opens up hips and strengthens legs.

1. Stand with feet together and arms by your sides.

2. Keeping your weight on your left leg with relaxed toes, bend the right leg at the knee. Raise the right thigh and bring the sole of your right foot as high up on the left thigh as possible. Be sure to place the foot above or below the knee, not directly on it.

3. Balancing on the left foot, raise both arms over the head joining the palms together. Hold pose while breathing through the nose.

4. Lower the arms and right leg and return to the standing position. Relax and the repeat on the opposite leg.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:10 AM

May 26, 2007

Yoga Tips For Ladies: The Plow Posture

The Plow Posture stretches out the lower back and hamstrings.

1. Lie flat on the back in relaxation pose

2. Inhale through the nose. Still on your back bring your knees up toward the
stomach while exhaling.

3. Inhale, then while exhaling, raise the legs straight up towards the
sky. You may want to support your hips with your hands to modified or you can
leave the arms flat on the floor, whichever is most comfortable.

4. Exhale and continue to raise the legs over the head, bending at the
waist, lifting the back and gluets until the toes touch the floor
directly in back of the head. If the lower back is supported by the hands try
returning the arms flat to the floor with the palms facing down.

5. Keep the legs straight. Breathing through the nose hold the
pose for about 4 breathing cycles.

6. Reverse the steps to return to relaxation pose.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 4:00 PM

May 22, 2007

Yoga Tips for Ladies: The Mountain Pose

The Mountain Pose is used as a warm-up for breathing and getting your body into alignment. It is also a transition pose

1. Stand with the feet together and relaxing your toes. Balancing on all four points of your feet. Use you thighs to lift the knees, but do not push the knees
back.

2. Keep your hips square by tucking your tailbone towards the floor. You should feel your spine lengthening as if someone is lifting you by the top of your head.

3. Open up your chest by pulling your shoulders back and away from your neck. Keep your body relaxed and in alignment.

4. Rotate your arms out with the palms facing the thighs.

5. Your head, neck, and spine should be in alignment.
Your jaw line should be parallel to the floor. Keeping your core engaged and breathing deep breaths through your nose. Continue for about a minute before transitioning into your next pose.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:00 PM

May 17, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Bharadvajas Twist

This pose is great for stretching and toning the muscles in the back.

Sit on your knees Japanese style with a straight back. Shift your weight to your right buttock and pull the feet out to your left side. Tuck your left hand under your right knee and bring your right hand to the floor just beside your right buttock. Pull your left shoulder back a little, pressing your shoulder blades firmly against your back as you continue to twist the chest to the right. Either turn your head to the right to continue to the stretch or keep it in a neutral position. Hold for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:15 PM

May 9, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Upper Back Opening Pose

Upper Back Opening Pose. Just as the name says, this pose is great for opening and stretching the upper back which includes the trapezius and rhomboid muscles.

Begin in a cross-legged or other comfortable seated position. With a straight back, interlace all ten fingers behind the neck. Slowly start to bring the elbows towards each other until they touch. Feel the back open up, and hold this pose for up to 30 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 8:51 PM

May 1, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Floor Bow

Floor Bow. This pose is great for stretching the chest and legs while gaining flexibility in the back.

Lie on the floor face down and bend the legs up towards the ceiling. With your palms facing in, reach behind you and grab your ankles from the outside. On the inhale, arch your back and bring your head and chest up off the ground while lifting the feet towards the ceiling lifting the tops of the thighs off the ground. Continue breathing. Stay in the pose from 20-30 seconds.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:42 PM

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