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Ten Simple Yoga Exercises


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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    8 Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana


    Type of pose: Seated

    Benefits
    : Stretches the hamstrings and spine

    Instructions:

    1. From Staff Pose - Dandasana bring the arms straight out to the sides and up over your head.
    2. Inhale and draw the spine up long.
    3. As you exhale, begin to come forward, hinging at the hips.
    4. On each inhale, extend the spine, and on each exhale, come a bit farther into the forward bend.
    5. Keep the neck at the natural extension of the spine.
    6. Do not round the back.
    7. Take hold of the ankles or shins, whichever you can reach.

    Beginners
    : Put padding under the sit bones if necessary. Imagine the belly coming to rest on your thighs, rather than the nose coming to the knees -- this will help you keep the spine long instead of curving over.

    Advanced
    : If you can easily grab the soles of your feet, try taking a block in front of the feet and holding that instead.




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    9 Head-to-Knee Pose - Janu Sirsasana


    Type of Pose: Forward Bend

    Benefits
    : Stretches the hamstrings, hips, and groins

    Instructions:

    1. From Staff Pose - Dandasana, bend your knee and bring the sole of the left foot to your inner-right thigh.
    2. Square your torso over the extended right leg, and begin to forward bend over that leg.
    3. Keep the right foot flexed while pressing the back of the right thigh down toward the floor.
    4. In order to not collapse your back, keep the heart center lifted as long as possible as you come forward. When you reach your limit, bring the heart and head down toward the extended leg.
    5. On each inhale, extend the spine long, and on each exhale, deepen the forward bend.
    6. You may hold on to the extended leg or place the hands on the floor wherever they reach.
    7. Repeat the pose on the other side.
    Beginners: You may sit up on a blanket if the hips are tight.
    If you like, place a strap around the extended foot. Hold an end of the strap in each hand as you forward bend.
    Advanced: Clasp your hands under the sole of the extended foot.
    Try the pose with the bent leg in a Half-Lotus position.



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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    10 Happy Baby Pose - Ananda Balasana

    Type of pose: Supine

    Benefits
    : Releases the low back, stretches the hamstrings
    Instructions:
    1. Come to lie on the back.
    2. Bend the knees into the chest.
    3. Open the knees, bringing them towards the armpits.
    4. Stack each ankle directly over the knee, so that the shins are perpendicular to the floor.
    5. Flex the feet.
    6. Hold the outer edges of the feet at you draw the knees towards the floor.


    This pose is appropriate for both beginners and advanced students.


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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    Useful sharing Sudha

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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    Wonderful post giving the details to do the yoga exercises in a simpler manner. thank you Sudhavaidhi

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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by sumitra View Post
    Wonderful post giving the details to do the yoga exercises in a simpler manner. thank you Sudhavaidhi
    You are welcome Jayanthy.........

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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    Its really a wonderful thread. Thanks for sharing these 10 yoga exercises. Yoga is a natural exercise that provides us great health benefits. Yoga keeps our body fresh. Being a personal trainer i suggest everyone to do yoga daily.

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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    very nice information you have shared about yogic exercises. thank you

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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    Quote Originally Posted by MarkHerry View Post
    Its really a wonderful thread. Thanks for sharing these 10 yoga exercises. Yoga is a natural exercise that provides us great health benefits. Yoga keeps our body fresh. Being a personal trainer i suggest everyone to do yoga daily.
    Welcome MarkHerry.


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    Re: Ten Simple Yoga Exercises

    I read your post couple of weeks back and started practising yoga.
    YOu'll be glad to know that these asanas have actually helped and now my body is much more flexible and relaxed than it used to be..
    Thank you for posting this.


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