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October 26, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Cat Pose

This exercise is great for stretching the abdominals and extending the spine from the base of the pelvis to the crown of the head. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Begin in a four-point stance on the knees with the hands on the floor across the chest. Keep the head down and aligned with the spine.
2. Begin the movement by arching the back towards the ceiling, drawing in the stomach and protracting (separating) the shoulder blades. Hold for 5-10 seconds.
3. Lower the spine towards the ground while keeping the hips and the shoulders stationary. At this point, the glutes and shoulders should be higher than the back. This produces a stretch for the abdominals. Hold for 5-10 seconds. Return to starting position.
4. Make sure to breathe deeply throughout the range of motion.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:15 PM

October 14, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Cobra Pose

This pose is a common yoga pose to stretch and strengthen the spine, core and arms. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Begin by laying on the stomach, keeping the feet and legs together and the arms shoulder width apart.
2. Begin the motion by fully extending the arms, allowing the chest and shoulders to open.
3. Make sure to keep the elbows close to the body and keep the neck soft by keeping the shoulders down.
4. Make sure that the legs do not come off the ground and hold
5. Perform 3-5 repetitions.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 11:58 AM

October 12, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Push-Up Pose

This exercise combines the strength of the legs and core with the strength of the arms and shoulders. Hold this pose 5-15 seconds, with repetitions of 5-10.

To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Keep the arms in, shoulder distance apart with fingers spread apart, hands pointing forward
2. Start with arms straight, keeping the spine aligned (keeping the head, shoulders, pelvis and toes straight).
3. Make sure to keep the legs and stomach tight throughout the range of motion.
4. Slowly lower the body by bending the elbows (keeping the elbows into your side) to 90 degrees and hold for the recommended time
Slowly extend the arms to starting position

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 12:24 PM

October 6, 2005

Yoga Exercise Tips: Dolphins

This exercise is great for strengthening the upper body as well as the core. To perform this exercise correctly:

1. Start out in a plank position, clasping the hands together
2. Hold the position for about 5 seconds, and push off with the shoulders, keeping the back and legs straight, pushing the glutes in the air.
3. Return to starting position and repeat 10-15 times.

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Posted by Dallas Personal Trainer at 3:22 PM