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This yoga and Qi Gong move is a great transition between rounds of this circuit or as a cool-down. Be sure to focus on your steady breath and energy flow during this exercise.
How to do it: Stand in tree pose, with your left knee bent and foot as high on the leg as possible (just not at the side of the knee joint), maintaining your balance.
Separate your palms, keeping your hands flexed, begin to trace a circle with your right hand, and then your left (palms face in to each other). Imagine you're pushing through water with your open palms. The movement of your arms will challenge your balance, so keep your standing foot rooted to the ground and connect your energy to the earth, as if you were drawing energy up through your foot into your body. Breathe deeply as you alternate making 10 full circles (one with the right hand + one with the left = one full circle). Exhale out any stress or tension, pressing it away from your body with the palms of your hands.
Photos by: Vanessa Rogers Photography
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