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Do Some Down Dogs

 
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Monday Motivation:
PRACTICING YOGA MAY BE JUST AS GOOD FOR YOUR HEART AS RUNNING OR SWIMMING!

Researchers have found that Yoga helps lower your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol about as well as aerobic exercises!
  • Yoga helps develop strength, balance, and flexibility
  • Yoga can help Reduce Stress
  • Have a hard time slowing down?  Try a PiYo class, a fast-paced fusion of Pilates/Yoga with all the same benefits

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BENEFITS OF DOWNWARD DOG:

  • Downward dog is an inversion pose, meaning you have your head below your heart. Inversion poses reverse the effect of gravity on the upper body, and increase blood flow to the brain.
  • Inversions such as Downward Dog reduce pressure on the heart, improve brain function, and reduce anxiety & depression.
  • This pose strengthens bones to help prevent osteoporosis
  • Downward Dog lengthens & straightens the spine, which could help to relieve back pain

*Do you have Glaucoma? Click here for more information before practicing inversions.

TRY ADDING DOWNWARD DOG TO YOUR STRETCHES TODAY!

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Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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