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A tried-and-true pose to target the abs and increase hamstring flexibility, Boat pose is the perfect complement to running.

  • From Butterfly, inhale to lift the legs and extend them in the air in front of you to make a V shape with your body. If it's too difficult to keep the legs straight, bend the knees.
  • Keeping the spine long and the chest lifted, hold for five complete breaths.
Photos: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio