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Leg Lifts

This is a great warmup to any kind of exercise because it gets blood gently pumping through your body. Also, when you lift your legs higher than your heart, circulation to your brain increases, improving your concentration and mental endurance. Breathing deeply throughout the exercise will oxygenate your blood, reinforcing the effects of the pose.

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Bowing Pose

This pose is a gentle inversion that stretches the entire back of the body. Caution: Don’t practice this pose if you have neck problems, osteoporosis, or heart or circulation problems like high blood pressure. Kneel down, separate your heels, and sit on your feet. Tuck your fingers under your shins just below the knees. Inhale and

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Embracing the Sky

Give yourself a boost of energy with this breathing exercise and full-body stretch that will leave you standing straight and tall. A. Stand up straight with your feet slightly apart, arms at your sides. Interlock your fingers in front of your abdomen.   Inhale and raise your arms above your head. Turn your palms up.

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Imaginary Chair

Caution: If you have high blood pressure or heart problems, don’t raise your arms or hold the pose. You can warm up for this pose by bending your knees and coming up a few times without raising your arms. Stand with your feet together and inhale as you bring your hands together in front of

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Triangle Stretch

Stand with your feet wider than shoulder width. Turn your left foot in slightly then turn your right foot out 90 degrees so your right heel lines up with your left arch. Raise your arms out to the sides to shoulder level, palms down. Keep your arms straight throughout the exercise. Now inhale deeply as

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Dynamic Leg Stretch

Lie on your back with your arms at your sides. Inhale as you raise your right leg and bring it toward you. Exhale. Inhale and take hold of your calf or your thigh, interlocking your fingers behind your leg. Keep your neck relaxed.  Exhale as you bend your elbows, gently pulling your leg toward you.

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Lord of the Dance 2

Stand with feet together, knees just slightly bent. Feel your weight balanced evenly over both feet. Transfer your weight to your right foot. Gaze at a fixed point in front of you. Slowly bend your left knee back and take hold of your left foot. Press your left thigh back so it’s parallel with the

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Vishnu Pose

Runners and other athletes can use Vishnu Pose as a warm-up or cool-down exercise for tight hamstrings. Lie on your left side and rest your head in your hand. Your body should be in a straight line from the tip of your elbow to your toes. Place your right hand on the floor in front

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Lower Body Rock

Lie on your back and bend your knees, placing your feet flat on the floor, feet and knees together. Have your arms at your sides, palms down. Interlock your fingers and place your hands behind your head. To begin, press your lower back toward the floor as you bring your knees toward your chest. Throughout

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