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Powerful Yoga Poses that Are Great Additions to Your Daily Wellness Routine

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When it comes to yoga, there are more poses than
you will likely ever get through. So how do you know
where to start when planning your daily wellness routine?

You will want to learn the foundational poses that are
typically part of any regular routine. Once you master
those, you can move to more challenging poses.

Here are 2 you should learn to master:

The Tree Pose

Step 1: Begin by standing with your feet together,
inner ankles and knees touching. 

Step 2: Bring your hands together at the center of your
chest.  Exhale deeply, focusing on the pose.

Step 3: Shift your weight onto your right foot, then
bend your left knee and move it upwards. Keep your spine
stretched, reach down, and clasp your left ankle. Place
the sole of your left foot on your inner right thigh.

Step 4:  Stand tall, keeping your focus on the wall in
front of you in a straight line.

Step 5:  Press your left foot into your inner right thigh
while pressing your right thigh into your foot to strengthen
your core and improve your balance.

Step 6:  If you feel balanced, raise your arms above your
head with your palms together. Breathe and hold for
5-8 breaths.

Step 7:  Release, slowing exhaling while bringing your arms
down. Release your legs.

Step 8: Repeat on the other side.

The Cobra Pose

This pose will open your chest and strengthen your core
while giving you an instant energy boost.

Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Start by lying on your stomach, chin rested on
the floor and your palms flat, tucked under your shoulders. 

Keep your legs together.

Step 2:  Pull up your knees, squeezing your thighs and
pressing your pubic bone down into the floor.

Step 3:  Without using your arms for support, inhale and
lift your chest and head from the floor. Make sure to keep
your neck in line with your spine.

Step 4:  Keeping your elbows close to your sides, press down
into the palms of your hands using only your arms to lift you. 

Drop your shoulders down and back while pressing your chest

Step 5:  Breathe and hold for 3-5 breaths.

Step 6: Release, exhale, and lower your chest and head
to the floor slowly and evenly.  

Let us know how incorporating these poses in your routine works for you!

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