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Margaret Baumgartner, Sports Editor

Yoga Fun!

  1. Downward facing dog: keeping your legs straight, lean down and touch the ground with your hands, creating a triangle with your body and the ground.
  2. Slowly walk your feet back to move into a plank pose.
  3. Chaturangas: bring yourself down about an inch or two above ground with your elbows against your sides. Make sure to control your breathing. Do these however many times you want.
  4. Dolphin Pose: go into a downward dog and lower your elbows to the floor.
  5. Dolphin push-ups: Interlock your fingers and move your body to get into a plank position on your elbows, do this a desired amount of times.
  6. Downward dog split: move back into downward dog and lift one leg at a time to create a straight line with your body. Repeat three times for each leg.
  7. Utkatasana or chair pose: stand and place your feet next to each other. Bend your knees while holding your arms above your head. Do this multiple times, going lower each attempt.
  8. Standing split: stand with your feet together and bend over. Place your hands next to your feet. Raise one leg at a time as far as you can go while keeping your balance. Repeat three times for each leg.
  9. Vriksasana or tree pose: stand up straight, bend your right knee, and place it on the inner thigh of your left leg. Bring your palms together at the center of your chest, and try to hold this position for 10 breaths without letting your right foot touch the floor.