Boost Your Energy with Tibetan Yoga
To start: Begin with 3 to 5 repetitions of each move, no matter how fit you are. When you finish each move, pause and take 3 full breaths. To progress: Take your time with this practice. Add 1 to 2 reps each week, or as you feel ready, and work your way up to 21 consecutive reps of each exercise.
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Inhale as you lift your hips to create a straight line from shoulders to knees, with your knees aligned over the ankles and your wrists aligned under the shoulders. At the full expression of this position, consciously tighten every muscle in your body. Exhale, lowering your hips to starting position. Repeat. Benefit: Tones the buttocks, hamstrings, and quadriceps; opens the entire front of the torso; stimulates the sacral chakra.