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10 Yoga Poses to Boost Your Energy

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yoga plank pose

3. Forward Bend to Plank Pose

Plank pose is basically the top of a pushup. To get there from forward bend, place your palms on the floor and bend your knees. Jump your feet back, so you’re in a pushup position on your toes with a straight back and your hands directly under your shoulders. Use your core strength to keep a straight back, and hold this for 10 deep breaths, if you can. If you can’t, don’t worry! Just hold it for a bit longer each time you practice, and the strength will come.
downward dog pose

4. Plank Pose to Downward Dog

To transition into down dog from plank, push with your arms, bringing your bottom into the air and walking your feet forward until you’re comfortably in downward dog. Remember to keep your upper back straight by pulling the shoulder blades together. Stay here and breathe for 30 seconds to a full minute, feeling the stretch in the backs of your legs and your neck.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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1:18PM PST on Feb 18, 2014

i would love to get into yoga but idk where to start, does anybody know if there is yoga for overweight people?

6:44AM PDT on Sep 4, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

10:08AM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

love it. thanks

4:39AM PDT on Aug 26, 2013

need to take the time to do these

1:09PM PDT on Aug 24, 2013

thanks

7:07AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thanks for posting.

5:24AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thanks

4:24AM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

okie dokie

10:43PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Some good pointers. Could also make reference to an exercise regimen called "The Five Tibetans" for re-energising and rejuvenation. A useful and very readable book by Peter Kelder explains. A modernised version for Westerners can be found under T5T by Carolinda Witt. Wikipedia is also a good source...

And a note for possibly some anxious Christians: Neither Yoga as in the article explained nor the "Five Tibetans" are a religion...these are just such good exercises!

5:36PM PDT on Aug 22, 2013

Thank you.

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