4 yoga moves to get you rejuvenated

March 12, 2010 4:31:50 PM PST
Four yoga moves you can do at home to relax and create a healthier you.

Yoga Exercises:

Cat & Cow: on all fours on the floor - wrists directly under shoulders - exhale & arch your back up like a cat , inhale coming back to back in neutral, exhale & arch your back down like a cow's back. Go back & forth between the two a few times.

Crescent Moon: lie on your back on the floor with your hands up over your head. Exhale and inch your hands & upper body to the right as you inch your feet & legs over to the right as well making this shape ( Breathe for a few counts. Then do it to the left ). This stretches your sides, creating space between your ribs, opening your breathing.

Shoulder stretch: Standing pull hands slowly up to chest level, turn them outwards facing away from your body, push the out & wide around your back, clasp them, bend over slowly and raise hands & arms up above back, in the direction your were facing, stretching the chest and shoulders open.

Downward Dog: Lying face down, push up to form an inverted V shape, pushing back with arms & shoulders, lifting your bum back & up. Stretches backs of legs, strengthens arms, shoulders, back.

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