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7 Benefits Of Inversions

7 Benefits Of Inversions Crystal Fenton, Certified Yoga Instructor July 12, 2016 Forget fear, flip your perspective and improve health by going upside down. inversions headstand http://fitnessgoals.com/benefits-inversions/ Gwen Lawrence Gwen Lawrence has been massage therapist for 20 years and a practicing fitness professional since 1990. Headstand can be the most anxiety-inducing word heard in yoga…

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5 yoga poses to improve hamstring flexibility

TRAINING 5 yoga poses to improve hamstring flexibility http://espn.go.com/espnw/training/article/16652890/5-yoga-poses-improve-hamstring-flexibility By Gwen Lawrence | Jul 6, 2016 Special to espnW Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month she focuses on ways to lengthen and increase flexibility in the often-troublesome hamstrings. As always, consult a…

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Pose of the Month: Upward Facing Dog

Pose of the Month: Upward Facing Dog Urdvah Mukha Svanasana   http://www.active.com/mind-and-body-yoga/articles/pose-of-the-month-upward-facing-dog By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Urdvah Mukha Svanasana Aside from downward dog, upward facing dog is one of the most widely known and recognized yoga poses due to its numerous benefits…

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Pose of the Month: Shoulder Stand

Pose of the Month: Shoulder Stand Sarvangasana Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-shoulder-stand Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Sarvangasana Sometimes called the candle pose or Queen pose, the shoulder stand translated from the Sanskrit name is “all limbed” or “whole body.” Its name comes from the many roles…

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Pose of the Month: Triangle

Pose of the Month: Triangle Trikonasana By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-triangle Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Triangle pose is known as Trikonasana in Sanskrit—tri meaning three and kona meaning corner. Triangle is a therapeutic pose that provides many benefits including strengthening of the core and legs. How…

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Pose of the Month: Cow Face

Pose of the Month: Cow Face Gomukhasana Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-cow-face Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Cow face pose, or Gomukhasana, is a challenging seated pose. It is a deep hip opener and is often difficult for people with tight shoulders. Although it is a seated,…

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Pose of the Month: Head Stand

Pose of the Month: Head Stand By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com also go to gwen lawrence yoga on you tube for a tutorial https://www.youtube.com/user/GwenLawrenceYoga http://www.active.com/fitness/articles/pose-of-the-month-head-stand Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest The head stand in lotus is the most advanced variation of this pose. Head stand, or Sirshasana, is…

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Pose of the Month: Pigeon Pose

Pose of the Month: Pigeon Pose Eka Pada Rajakapotasana By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-pigeon-pose Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Pigeon pose releases the stress and tension in your hips. Everyone can benefit from the hip opener known as pigeon pose, or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. Stress and…

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Pose of the Month: Plank Pose

Pose of the Month: Plank Pose By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-plank-pose?page=2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Plank pose helps build wrist and shoulder strength. Plank pose is a very basic pose used both in the yoga world and in the sports world. Although this pose looks…

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Pose of the Month: Heavy Legs on the Wall

Pose of the Month: Heavy Legs on the Wall Viparita Karani By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/mind-and-body-yoga/articles/pose-of-the-month-heavy-legs-on-the-wall Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest This month we will learn about a therapeutic yoga pose and a pose which is highly touted in the yoga community as the “destroyer of…

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