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January 17, 2008

Yoga Tips For Women: Pyramid

Pyramid- Great for stretching hamstrings, lower back and hips. This pose is a moderate to intense stretch depending on the tightness of hamstrings and lower back. Great stretch for runners!

1. Start out with your feet in a wide stance; about arm length apart. Your front toes should be straight ahead and your back heel should be slightly angled with your toes turned in.

2. Bend forward over your front leg with your head close to your knee. Bring your arms down to the mat, palms flat on either side of your lead foot.

3. Relax your neck; keep your back leg straight without locking the knee. Slightly bend and then straighten at the front knee to get the most out of the stretch.

4. Hold this pose until your legs are comfortable in the stretch. About 5 to 8 breaths. Then switch to the other side. BE SURE to come up slowly from this stretch so that you do not get dizzy.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at January 17, 2008 1:18 PM

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