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10 Yoga Poses for Runners

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tree stand

9. Pigeon Pose > Tree Stand

From a standing position, shift your weight to your left leg, lifting your right leg off of the floor. Grab hold of your knee with both hands, focusing on maintaining your balance. If this is as far as you can go, just relax here and breathe. Ready to go further? Place your right foot on the inside of your left thigh, like in the photo above, then bring your hands to prayer position. If you feel comfortable and balanced here, you can complete the pose by raising your arms above your head. Stay here, breathing, for about 30 seconds. If you fall out of the pose, don’t worry! Just start over, and pick up the count where you left off. With practice, this will get easier and easier. When you’re all done place your right foot back on the floor, shift your weight to the right, and repeat on the left side.

To come out of the pose, release your left foot and come back to standing.

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10:26AM PDT on Jul 30, 2014

These all look very doable - even for a beginner. Thanks.

1:15PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

the funny thing is when I used to do sports I did several of these poses and I had no idea they were yoga until now....welp now i need to get back into shape, and it looks like these are coming back as well.

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2:28AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

J'adore le yoga ! Quelle belle découverte pour moi !!!

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7:51AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

thank you

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