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Learn all the basic yoga poses -- downward facing dog, lotus, plank, and so on -- so you can get toned and find a little inner calmness, too.
You Will Need
- Comfortable clothing suitable for stretching and moving
- A calm place where you won't be distracted or disturbed
- A yoga mat or folded blanket
- A block
Lie on back
Lie on your back with your knees bent and pointing straight up, with your feet close to your butt. Your feet should be parallel to each other and the same distance apart as your knees (about 6").
Press down with your feet to help lift your hips up off the ground. Your feet, arms, shoulders, and head should remain on the ground.
You could stay here, leaving your arms relaxed, or if you want to go one step further, clasp your hands underneath your back, interlacing your fingers. Use the leverage this gives you to lift a little higher.
Stay and breathe in this pose. Focus on expanding the chest as you inhale, and scooping in your belly as you exhale.
To release the pose, unclasp your hands and simply lower your hips to the mat. Probably easier than imitating a ferry, right?