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Yoga for Sexy Abs

Ever notice the sleek, beautiful lines of your Yoga Instructors Abdominals? The truth is that every Yoga pose demands the use of your core! Balancing, twisting and torqued all the while breathing…hopefully! If you do not have time for a whole practice every day here are a few yoga ab options… FOREARM PLANK From my…

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Top 5 Power Yoga Poses for Golf

Seated cross leg twist: This pose is to build strength and stability in the anterior and posterior spine and to open up the spinal column increasing the rotations. It syncs the movement with breathing and settles the athlete down. You can become more aware of your weak or tighter twisting side, perhaps sidelining an imbalance…

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Pose of the Month – Bow Pose

Dhanurasana By Gwen Lawrence   By all appearances Bow pose looks like a very challenging advanced pose. Bow is a great therapeutic pose for those with lives that are always on the move and putting us in positions of leaning forward or bending forward. The best way to undo a slouchy posture or long day…

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Pose of the Month – Bridge Pose

Pose of the Month: Bridge Setubandhasana By Gwen Lawrence   Bridge pose is classified as a backbend, however it should be considered as an assessment pose, as well as a great therapeutic pose. Bridge is a pose accessible to practitioners of all levels, and should not be overlooked by advanced yogis and athletes.   How…

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Pose of the Month – Shoulder Stand

Pose of the Month: Shoulder Stand Sarvangasana By Gwen Lawrence Sometimes called the candle pose, or Queen pose. Shoulder stand translated from the Sanskrit name is “all Limbed” or “whole body.” It is named due to the benefits it provides to the entire body. Shoulder stand has many roles among them—relaxation pose, inversion pose, and…

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Pose of the Month – Upward Facing Dog

Urdvah Mukha Svanasana By Gwen Lawrence   Aside from downward dog, upward facing dog is one of the most widely known and recognized yoga poses. Usually upward dog is done during the Sun Salutation Series.’ Upward dog has several functions, benefits and therapeutic uses. It is the cousin to the Cobra pose and is considered…

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Pose of the Month – Plank Pose

By Gwen Lawrence   A very basic pose used widely in the Yoga world as well as the sports world. Although this pose looks to be an insignificant transition move, it is a critical pose to asses your body. This pose like several in yoga tend to go untaught and teachers hold and assumption that…

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Tight Hamstrings and Back Pain

  TIGHT HAMSTRINGS AND BACK PAIN Everybody is susceptible to tight hamstrings, from professional athletes to a soccer mom. People who have long desk, sitting hours or rigorous training schedules all can benefit from a “hammie” stretch or two, or three or four… In the simplest of terms hamstrings are a group of three muscles…

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TIGHT HIPS AND KNEE INJURIES

  TIGHT HIPS AND KNEE INJURIES It makes sense to believe that if your hips are tight and never stretched that you are increasing the likelihood of injuring your knee on the field of play. Running jumping pivots and acrobatic endzone catches or goal shots put a lot of pressure and abuse to the hips.…

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The Five Tibetan Rites – For Longevity, Vitality and Youth

The Five Tibetan Rites: For Longevity, Vitality and Youth www.yogawithgwen.com Page 1 of 2 www.poweryogaforsports.com By Gwen Lawrence; BS, LMT, E-Ryt 500, Registered Yoga Therapist Written for Active.com – Mind and Body Over two thousand years ago, Tibetan monks who are known to live up to 120 years old, claimed they had a system that…

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