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Our 6 Favorite Yoga Poses To Help You Get Crackin’ In The AM

Our 6 Favorite Yoga Poses To Help You Get Crackin’ In The AM

9,758 March 29th, 2011
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  • Wonderful Pistachios yoga mats
    Wonderful Pistachios yoga mats
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  • <strong>Spinal Twist:</strong> Aligns your core, stretches out your lower back and releases tight hips. Hold the pose on each side for 30 seconds. <a rel="nofollow"></a>
    Spinal Twist: Aligns your core, stretches out your lower back and releases tight hips. Hold the pose on each side for 30 seconds. 
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  • <strong>Upward Facing Dog: </strong>Opens the back and chest while strengthening the spine, arms and wrists. Helps to improve posture and increase lung capacity.
    Upward Facing Dog: Opens the back and chest while strengthening the spine, arms and wrists. Helps to improve posture and increase lung capacity.
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  • <strong>Yoga Plank:</strong> Great for toning the arm muscles, activating your core and strengthening the back and spine.
    Yoga Plank: Great for toning the arm muscles, activating your core and strengthening the back and spine.
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  • <strong>Downward Facing Dog:</strong> This pose works your entire upper body—especially your back, shoulders, triceps and core—while building strength and endurance.  <a rel="nofollow"></a>
    Downward Facing Dog: This pose works your entire upper body—especially your back, shoulders, triceps and core—while building strength and endurance.  
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  • <strong>Standing Forward Bend:</strong> Stretches the back, hamstrings and calves.
    Standing Forward Bend: Stretches the back, hamstrings and calves.
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  • <strong>Modified Triangle Pose: </strong>Stretches your sides and legs, activates the arms and strengthens the core.
    Modified Triangle Pose: Stretches your sides and legs, activates the arms and strengthens the core.
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I practice yoga regularly, but I’ll be honest with youdragging myself to a studio first thing in the morning is usually the last thing I want to do.

Our friends at Wonderful Pistachios have taught us a thing or two about the importance of morning workouts, and it truly doesn’t take much effort to get active in the a.m. Click through to see six easy yoga poses that will help energize you to start your dayno studio or teacher required. So roll out of bed, grab a yoga mat and get crackin’!

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