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Move of the Day: Standing Side Bend

  
|| SIDE BEND || The Standing Side Bend is a great exercise to stretch the side body as well as to strengthen the side abdominal muscles. This movement feels especially good first thing in the morning to energize the body at the start of the day.

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1 — Begin standing tall in mountain pose with feet together or feet can be hip width apart if that position feels more comfortable.

2 — Inhale to reach the right arm up towards the ceiling and exhale to take a side bend up and over to the left, as the left arm reaches down the side of the left leg.

3 — Hold stretch for 1-5 breaths and repeat on the left side.

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Monday Moves: Russian Splits

  

(Photo by Audrey Lackey)

Russian Splits performed on the Pilates reformer is an exercise that stretches the hips, hamstrings and tones the legs while challenging core strength and balance!

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Sun AM Practice 2.22

 

(Photo by Fitness Magazine from my March 2015 feature)

After a week of multiple yoga, dance, and gymnastics classes, I am finally giving my body one day of rest (sort of)! However, even on what I consider to be a day of rest, I do a few stretches and seated meditation in the morning before I start my day. Here is today’s practice:

* shoulder bridge x3

* hundred

* roll up

* rollover

* yogi squat 3 breaths

* forward fold 3 breaths

* Sun A x3

* Sun B x3

* yogi squat 3 breaths

* boat pose 3 breaths

* reverse table top 3 breaths

(repeat 2 above x2)

* rolling like a ball

* abdominal series

* swimming

* cat cow 3 breaths

* downdog 3 breaths

* child’s pose 3 breaths

* seated meditation 3min

* Fin

  

And oh yeah… There was a little interruption during my practice.

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Fitness Magazine Feature







Check out my model feature in addition to some great stretches for runners in Fitness Magazine online: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/running/stretches-for-runners/?socsrc=fitfb1503027

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