7 Full-Body Yoga Poses For Long & Lean Posture

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After several workouts when your body went through intense stretches, it is time to slow things down. You don’t want to pull your muscles severely during a fast period. Thus, you should consider working your muscles while lengthening them. This article will like to show you 7 full-body yoga poses to get that flow for a long and lean body. Here there are:

1. Downward Facing Dog

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Bend forward with your hands on the floor;
Make sure your wrists are underneath your shoulders;
Also, your knees should be underneath your hips.
While inhaling, tuck your toes under your heels;
While exhaling, lift your hips;
You should be in a classic upside-down-V shape;
Straighten your legs and lower your heels toward the ground;
Relax your head between your arms;
Direct your gaze through your legs;
Breathe deeply for 5 breaths.

2. Warrior 1

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From the previous pose, inhale to step your right foot forward between your hands;
Turn your left heel in, press into your feet, and lift your torso up;
Raise your arms up, and press your palms together;
Draw your shoulder blades down toward your hips;
Gaze up at your hands.
Hold the pose for 5 breaths.

3. Rotated Side Angle Prayer

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Hold your legs in Warrior 1 position;
While exhaling, cross your left elbow over your right thigh;
Press your palms together firmly;
Then, push into your bottom arm to lengthen the spine and increase the twist;
Gaze over your right shoulder;
Hold the pose for 5 full breaths.

4. Reverse Warrior

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From Rotated Side Angle Prayer, inhale to lift the torso up;
With an exhale, gently arch back and lower your left hand down;
rest your left hand on the back of your left leg.
Raise your right arm overhead;
Lower your hips, pressing your front knee forward;
Keep it directly over your right ankle.
Hold the pose for 5 full breaths.

5. Half Moon

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From Reverse Warrior, inhale to lift your torso, and tip forward;
Plant your right palm about a foot in front of your right toes;
Straighten your right leg, and lift your left leg in the air;
Lift your left arm up;
Gaze toward your left hand;
Hold the pose for five breaths.

6. Bound Extended Side Angle

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From Half Moon, bend your front knee;
Release your left foot back into Warrior 1 position;
Lower your right shoulder beside your right inner thigh;
Reach your right arm underneath your hamstring;
Reach your left arm around your lower back;
Then bind, holding your left wrist with your right hand;
Draw your upper shoulder back;
Gaze into the left corners of your eyes;
Try to stack your shoulders and lengthen through your spine as you draw your belly in.
Hold the pose for 5 breaths.

7. Wide-Legged Forward Bend C

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From Bound Extended Side Angle, unclasp your hands;
Straighten your right leg, and inhale to stand up;
Exhale to adjust both feet, so your toes are pointing in;
Inhale to bring your hands behind you, clasping your fingers together in a double fist;
Heels of your palms should be pressing together firmly.
As you exhale, fold forward;
Keep straight legs and a long spine;
Hold this pose for 5 breaths.

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