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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

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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