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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
Get on hands & knees
Begin on your hands and knees on the mat, with your wrists directly under your shoulders.
Tuck your toes under and extend your legs straight out behind you, one at a time, keeping your arms perpendicular to the mat.
Look at floor
Look straight down at the floor, keeping your neck aligned with your straight spine.
Pull in abs
Pull your abdominal muscles in so your hips don't sag, but don't allow them to rise up, either.
Hold the pose for at least 30 seconds.
Release the pose by dropping your knees to the floor. We're sorry for comparing your arms to twigs—but don't they feel like they might snap?