Monthly Archives: February 2012

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: Tree Pose

What you’re toning: Abdominals, arms, legs

How-to: Stand with feet planted, arms at sides and body in alignment (ears over shoulders, shoulders over hips, hips over ankles). Inhale and bend the right leg, pulling the heel up until it rests on the inside of the left thigh. Get your balance and hold this position, then slowly push arms overhead, palms touching each other. Press the knee back without moving the hips. Hold this for 30 seconds then switch sides.
Repeat 2-3 times

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: Triangle Pose

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Stand tall with your feet 3-feet apart. Turn your left foot out 90 degrees while keeping your right foot pointing forward. Extend your arms out to either side at shoulder height. Bend to your right at your waist, keeping your chest facing forward, and place your right hand on your shin as your left arm reaches up. Your eyes should look skyward (if this hurts your neck, look down). Hold for 15 seconds and return to the starting position. Switch feet and sides. Do 3 times on each side.