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September 25, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Plank

The Plank is a moderate position. Works the shoulders, abdominal, chest and arms.

1. From the down dog position inhale moving forward until your shoulders and arms are over your wrist.
2. Keeping your back in alignment make sure that you keep your midsection engaged.
3. Hold for 5 breaths or until you feel the work in the arms.

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September 13, 2007

Yoga Tips for Women: Extended Angle

Extended Angle is a Moderate to easy pose. This is an easily modified position, and is great to strengthen quads. This pose also a good stretch for the groin and waist area.

1. Start with your feet at arm length apart front toes straight ahead; turn your back toes slightly by dropping your back heel back. Lunge forward with your front knee; make sure that your knee doesn’t over extend your toes. Bring the same arm down as your front leg, placing your palm flat on the floor.

The modification for this position at this stage is to place your elbow on the front knee and still keeping the chest open.

2. Lining your other arm up with your shoulder extend your arm to the sky; to add a balance challenge to this pose look towards your palm. Keep your head neck and back in alignment.

3. While holding this pose lean into your lunge, tighten the glutes, keep your abdominal muscles engaged, and with every breath sink deeper into the stretch. Hold the pose for 5 to 8 breaths, then reposition to the other side.

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