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Monthly Archive for: ‘July, 2016’

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 class. Inversions, however, offer numerous …

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Stretch Yourself — Five Yoga Poses To Prevent Aching Feet

Stretch Yourself — Five Yoga Poses To Prevent Aching Feet By Gwen Lawrence | Nov 4, 2015 Special to espnW   http://espn.go.com/espnw/athletes-life/article/14051190/stretch-five-yoga-poses-prevent-aching-feet Yoga coach Gwen Lawrence returns with five targeted yoga poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, the focus is on great poses to ease painful foot issues. Weekend warriors and hardcore professionals all experience pain …

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Pose of the Month: Squat Pose

Pose of the Month: Squat Pose Malasana By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-squat-pose Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Squat pose is a pose that grounds and centers you. It helps your internal organs as well as your the hips. It represents the epitome of balance, strength, stretch, focus, breath and internal change. …

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Pose of the Month: Eagle Pose

Pose of the Month: Eagle Pose Garudasana By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/mind-and-body-yoga/articles/pose-of-the-month-eagle-pose?page=2 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Eagle pose opens all your joints. Eagle pose is a posture that generates great joint stability and balance. In order to successfully practice this pose, you must give your full attention. Eagle pose requires …

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Pose of the Month: Inverted Plank Pose

Pose of the Month: Inverted Plank Pose Purvottanasana By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-inverted-plank-pose Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Inverted Plank pose is great for stabilization. Inverted Plank Pose stabilizes your body and bends your back. It is a great pose that affects several glands in your body, including your adrenals, thyroid …

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Pose of the Month: Warrior One

Pose of the Month: Warrior One Virabhadrasana I By Gwen Lawrence For Active.com   http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-warrior-one Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest A pose of fire, bravery and virtue, Warrior One is highly recognizable from the beginning yogi to the advanced. As one of the first poses learned in yoga, it allows the practitioner to …

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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 old age.” This pose is …

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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 to be an insignificant transition …

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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 tension can build up in …

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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 considered one of the most …

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