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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, deep stretch pose, it is …

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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 To: Triangle Pose Starting from …

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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 it plays and benefits it …

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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 and therapeutic uses. As cousin …

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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 doctor before you begin any …

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Pose of the Month: Downward Facing Dog

Adho Mukha Svanasana Gwen Lawrence For Active.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Pinterest Adho Mukha Svanasana http://www.active.com/health/articles/pose-of-the-month-downward-facing-dog The most basic and widely-known yoga pose is down dog. Even if you’ve never attended a yoga class, you most likely have heard of this one. However common the pose may be, it’s often assumed and untaught …

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5 Poses to Help Ease Back Pain

5 poses to help ease back pain http://espn.go.com/espnw/training/article/15877773/5-yoga-poses-help-ease-back-pain By Gwen Lawrence | Apr 6, 2016 Special to espnW Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five yoga poses designed to keep athletes in the game. To enable you to keep your workouts on track, this month she focuses on keeping the back strong. As always, consult a doctor before …

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Device overload? Here are 5 yoga poses to alleviate ‘tech neck’

TRAINING Device overload? Here are 5 yoga poses to alleviate ‘tech neck’ By Gwen Lawrence | Apr 6, 2016 Special to espnW Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five yoga poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, she’s tackling the tell-tale poor posture that results from looking at our ever-present devices. Phone, computers, gaming systems …

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Simple Chakra Talk

Simple Chakra Tutorial and Poses… By Gwen Lawrence     Root chakra Best root chakra poses are the ones that focus on your connection to the earth, or grounding. It is the “root” of you, and establishes the deepest connections with your physical body, your environment and with the Earth. It houses your instincts – it is your survival center. …

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Back to basics: 5 yoga poses for beginners and how to do them correctly

Back to basics: 5 yoga poses for beginners and how to do them correctly ESPNW article By Gwen Lawrence | Apr 6, 2016 Special to espnW Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence shows us five yoga poses designed to keep athletes in the game. To start your yoga practice off strong, she’s putting the focus on perfecting your form as …

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