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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 foam block or cushion
Rest butt on heels
Sit back so your butt rests on your heels, then rise upright for a moment. If this feels comfortable you can proceed further; if not, stop and try the Thunderbolt Pose instead.
Lift back up off your heels and separate your feet wide enough for you to sit between them, and point your toes so the backs of your feet are flat against the mat.
Slowly lower back down to the ground.
Place hands on knees
Place your hands on your knees or thighs to help you expand your chest and sit upright.
Rotate thighs inward
Rotate your thighs inward to deepen the stretch.
Hold the pose for as many breaths as you are comfortable.
Release the pose by raising your hips. Or lie flat on your stomach like you're flying to continue the hero theme.