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September 27, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: The Chair Pose

This powerful pose supports the spine with the power of the legs. This exercise is very similar to holding a squat, and works over 240 muscles. Hold this pose for 15-60 seconds. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. With your legs bent in a squat position, allow the torso to bend forward, while keeping the chest out. Make sure to keep the head aligned with the spine
2. With the arms vertical in the air, make sure the arms are aligned with the ears, shoulders and pelvis.
3. Make sure to keep the stomach tight throughout the pose
4. Also make sure that the knees do not pass over the toes, and the heels are flat on the ground
5. Keep the natural curve of the back

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:24 AM

September 26, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Downward Facing Dog: Pose 3

With knees straight and heels touching the ground. This version fully opens the back of your legs

1. Start with your hands on the ground, fingers spread out and pointing forward
2. Keeping your butt in the air, with the legs straight, heels touching the ground.
3. Key points – Make sure to have full extension through the torso and arms
4. Make sure to have a natural curve in the lower back and extend your heels downward, touching the ground, stretching the calves and hamstrings. Make sure to keep the legs straight.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 10:42 AM

September 21, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Downward Facing Dog

With knees straight and heels touching the ground. This version fully opens the back of your legs

1. Start with your hands on the ground, fingers spread out and pointing forward
2. Keeping your butt in the air, with the legs straight, heels touching the ground.
3. Key points – Make sure to have full extension through the torso and arms
4. Make sure to have a natural curve in the lower back and extend your heels downward, touching the ground, stretching the calves and hamstrings. Make sure to keep the legs straight.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 11:38 AM

September 20, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Downward Facing Dog: Pose 2

1. Rising up on the toes, with the legs straight. This version allows you to extend your spine, with hamstrings that are not as tight.
2. Start with your hands on the ground, fingers spread out and pointing forward
3. Keeping your butt in the air, with the legs straight, on the toes.
4. Key points – Make sure to have full extension through the torso and arms
5. Make sure to have a natural curve in the lower back and extend your heels downward while lifting on the toes, keeping the legs straight.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:19 PM

September 15, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Downward Facing Dog, Pose 1 more…

This is a great pose to elongate the spine and stretch the legs and arms. There are 3 versions of this pose. Hold each pose for 30-60 seconds. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. With knees slightly bent. This version allows you to extend your spine, even with tight hamstrings.
2. Start with your hands on the ground, fingers spread out and pointing forward
3. Keeping your butt in the air, with the legs slightly bent, on the toes.
4. Key points – Make sure to have full extension through the torso and arms
5. Make sure to have a natural curve in the lower back and extend your heels downward while lifting on the toes.

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