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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 towel
Lie on stomach
Lie down on your stomach, with your arms on the mat near the sides of your body and your hands by your hips.
Rest forehead on mat
Rest your forehead on the mat with your neck relaxed, or lie your head down turned to one side.
Lift off ground
On an exhale, lift your head, arms, chest, and legs off the ground. Keep your legs straight and together, and your arms parallel to the ground.
Look straight forward, or if your neck feels tense, look down toward the ground.
Hold the pose for several breaths.
Release the pose by lowering your legs, torso, and arms. Not so bad, right? Especially if you only do the pose once every 17 years.