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8-Angle Pose

8-Angle Pose

A.

Sit on floor with knees bent and feet flat, arms by sides. Pick up right leg and slide right shoulder under right knee. Squeeze right shoulder with right leg (as if you are clamping your shoulder or upper arm with the back of your knee or calf). Plant hands on floor outside hips. Cross right ankle over left and bend arms back as you lift body off floor, leaning torso forward to counter-balance. Extend legs toward left. Hold for 15 seconds (or as long as you can). Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set.

Reverse Plank Dip

Reverse Plank Dip

A.

Sit on floor with legs long and hands on floor behind hips and below shoulders, with fingertips facing forward. Lift hips so body forms a straight line from shoulders to heels to start.

B.

Slowly bend arms back, lowering straight body to hover above floor. Straighten arms to return to start.

Booty Lift

Booty Lift

A.

Sit on floor with ankles crossed, hands on floor next to hips and below shoulders, with fingertips facing forward. Press into palms to straighten arms, bringing knees toward chest and lifting butt to hover above floor. Hold for 20 seconds (or as long as you can). Lower.

Knee to Shoulder In Elbow Plank

Knee to Shoulder In Elbow Plank

A.

Start on floor in plank on forearms. Lift right leg to hover above floor to start.

B.

Bend leg, pulling right knee up toward right shoulder. Return to start. That's 1 rep. Do 10 reps. Switch sides; repeat. That's 1 set.

Side Plank with Top Toe Grab

Side Plank with Top Toe Grab

A.

Start on floor in side plank on left palm with feet stacked. Lift right leg, grabbing right big toe with right hand. Hold for 20 seconds. Lower right leg, rotate toward floor into plank on palms. Then come into a side plank on right palm with feet stacked. Repeat on right side .

Half-Moon

Half-Moon

A.

Stand with feet together and arms by sides. Fold forward, then shift weight into right foot as you walk both hands forward about 1 foot. Lift left leg, place left hand on hip, and rise onto right fingertips. Rotate torso toward the right as you extend left hand up. Hold for 1 minute. Switch sides; repeat.

Donkey Kick

Donkey Kick

A.

Stand with feet together and arms by sides. Fold forward and walk hands out until body forms a narrow upside-down V (this is a shortened downward dog; heels may or may not be flat on the floor).

B.

Bend legs deeply, and roll onto the balls of your feet to start.

C.

Rock your body forward, so shoulders come over wrists, shifting weight into hands and lifting feet to come into a modified handstand (try to get hips, shoulders, and palms in a straight line) with legs bent. Hang in air as long as you can; land softly in start.

Crescent Twist

Crescent Twist

A.

Stand with feet together and arms by sides. Step right foot as far back as you can; staying on ball of foot, bend left leg 90 degrees and place hands on hips. Rotate torso toward left and extend arms out to sides at shoulder height with palms facing forward. Hold for 1 minute. Switch sides; repeat.

Part B - Slider Push-Up

Part B - Slider Push-Up

A.

Start on floor in plank with right hand on ball and left hand on floor (if you need to modify, drop to knees). Do a push-up. Roll ball to left hand, then do a push-up. Continue quickly alternating sides for 30 seconds.

Part B - Squat Arc

Part B - Squat Arc

A.

Stand with feet hip-width apart, holding ball with both hands, arms extended down. Squat and lower ball to touch floor to start. Quickly stand, pivoting on left foot and raising ball overhead and to the right. Return to start. Switch sides; repeat. Continue quickly alternating sides for 30 seconds.

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