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June 26, 2007

Yoga Tips for Ladies: Chair Pose

The Chair Pose is used to strengthen your legs, glutes, as well as work on balance and to engage your core muscles. This move is to be used only when your body is warmed up.

1. To get into this pose is fairly simple, keep your feet and thighs pressed together and sit back as if your were sitting in an imaginary chair.

2. Keep your chin up, and your head, neck and back in alignment using great posture. Your arms should be in front of you at either shoulder height, or if you want more of a challenge straight overhead. No matter which arm position you choose you should keep your shoulders relaxed and down away from your ears.

3. Push your tailbone back, keep your abdominal muscles engaged, breathe deeply through your nose and hold the pose for about five breathing cycles.

4. If you want a little more of a challenge you can lift up onto the balls of your feet and do all the same movements, this just adds a little more balance challenge to the chair pose.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at June 26, 2007 5:46 PM

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