How to Do the Lotus Pose

The Lotus Pose is one of the classic seated meditative postures, fostering a calm, serene sense of internal connection. Eventually it’ll feel like heaven—we mean, Nirvana. Warning This pose takes a high degree of hip and knee flexibility, both very delicate joints. Don’t force yourself further than you can easily go. Step 1: Sit on mat Sit More...

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How to Do the Scorpion Pose

The Scorpion Pose is a favorite of Cirque de Soleil performers and contortionists of all stripes, which is to say it’s a very advanced position not for the faint of heart—or weak of back. Tip Warm up your More...

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How to Do the Bridge Pose

Worried that something called the “bridge pose” will leave parts of you trussed up, arched over, and suspended in midair? Well, yes it will—but eventually you’ll love every second of it. Step More...

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How to Do the Lion Pose

The Lion’s Pose gives the muscles of the jaw, throat, eyes, and face a stretch that can ease problems like teeth grinding and clenched jaws. It’s also excellent preparation for a KISS concert. Step 1: More...

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How to Do the Cow Face Pose

Don’t take the name of this position personally—it’s called the Cow Face pose because, when seen from the front, the outline of the body is thought to resemble the broad mouth and narrow head of a More...

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How to Do a Basic Sun Salutation

A Sun Salutation is a series of poses performed in a graceful flow and linked by breath—a method called vinyasa. It’s a great way to greet the sun any time of the day. Step 1: Mountain Pose Stand at the More...

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How to Do the Tree Pose

A single banyan, India’s national tree, can cover up to an acre or more. In other words, they’re stable—which is what you should keep in mind when you’re balancing on one leg in the Tree Pose. Step More...

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How to Stretch the Muscles of the Ankle Area

Are you a sprinter? A jogger? A walker? Someone who ambles from the couch to the car? Whatever your speed, stretching your ankles will help get you from point A to B. Step 1: Sit & plant feet Sit on the chair More...

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How to Stretch Your Groin

Sometimes called the frog, this groin stretch can prevent injuries from athletic leaping and bounding. Or hip-hopping, if that’s your thing. Warning If you have been inactive for a length of time, or if you’ve More...

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How to Stretch Your Hip Area

Stretch Your Hip No, we’re not talking becoming a trend-setting hipster—we’re interested in helping you walk, run, and play with flexibility and finesse. Warning If you have been inactive for a length More...