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Ok, let's all take a deep breath here, and start off a little slower. I admit it, that first challenge was way out there, so try this one out. You might know it as a back bend but in yoga, it is known as the Wheel Pose (Urdhva Dhanurasana).

To start:

  • Lie down on your back, bend your knees, and place your feet flat on the ground (heels as close as possible to your booty).
  • Bend your elbows and place your palms flat on the ground above your shoulders, fingertips facing your feet.
  • Inhale and press firmly into your palms, lifting your hips up off the floor.
  • Place the crown (top) of your head on the mat and check to make sure your hands and feet are parallel.
  • When you're ready, take a deep inhale as you straighten your arms and lift your head up.
  • Stay for 5 breaths then slowly lower your body down.
  • Hug your knees into your chest to release your lower back.

That's it. Now it's your turn. Join the YOGA CHALLENGE Group and post your Wheel poses. The winner will be featured right here on FitSugar! To learn how to post a blog in a group, click here.

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flutterpie flutterpie 10 years
:ROTFL: i know he thinks you're fine and stuff but does he know how to wind you up?
redsugar redsugar 10 years
holy crap, I could kiss my own ass!
Beaner Beaner 10 years
Oh, I'm tryin' this one...
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