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Look 10 Pounds Thinner Instantly

Most "instant results" promises are too good to be true. Not this one. This yoga and Pilates workout will lengthen and strengthen your body and dramatically improve your posture for an instantly longer, leaner shape.

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Seated Spinal Twist
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
Jay Sullivan
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Beginner: Seated Spinal Twist

What you'll need: A mat

Targets: Neck, shoulders, back, obliques, and hips

  • Sit with legs extended, abs engaged, back tall.
  • Bend right knee and put foot outside of left thigh. Bend left knee and tuck foot by butt.
  • Lift left arm overhead, rotate torso to right, and lower left elbow to right knee. Put right palm on mat.
  • Hold for 5 breaths.
  • Rotate to center, then to left. Return to start.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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Beginner: Hands Clasped

Targets: Shoulders and chest

  • Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, abs engaged, back tall.
  • Extend arms at shoulder level in front of you, palms in.
  • Reach arms back and interlace fingers, thumbs touching tailbone.
  • Roll shoulders back, open chest, and lift hands toward ceiling behind you.
  • Hold for 1 minute, breathing deeply.

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Beginner: Gentle Cobra

Targets: Back

  • Lie facedown on mat with legs extended, feet together, toes pointed, hands under shoulders, elbows by sides.
  • Squeeze glutes, press palms and legs into floor, and slowly lift chest forward, arching back and keeping elbows bent.
  • Hold for 5 deep breaths; lower.
  • Do 3 reps.

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Intermediate: Head to Knee

Targets: Back, obliques, and hamstrings

  • Sit with legs extended, abs engaged, back tall. Bend right knee and bring sole of right foot to left thigh.
  • Hinge torso as far forward over left leg as you can, keeping back flat, shoulders down, chest open, left foot flexed.
  • Hold for 5 breaths, lengthening on the inhale, stretching deeper on the exhale.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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Intermediate: Locust

Targets: Shoulders, chest, back, abs, glutes, and legs

  • Lie facedown with arms by sides, palms up, forehead on mat, legs extended and together, toes pointed.
  • Squeeze glutes, exhale, and lift head, chest, arms and legs off mat.
  • Turn palms in and reach arms toward toes, keeping them parallel to floor, pulling shoulder blades together.
  • Hold for 30 seconds; exhale to release.
  • Do 2 reps.

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Intermediate: Cat/Cow (with Knees Lifted)

Targets: Abs and back

  • Start on all fours, with toes tucked under and knees lifted a few inches, calves parallel to floor.
  • Round spine and drop head to look at belly button; hold for 30 seconds.
  • Keeping knees lifted, arch back so belly lowers toward floor, and lift head; hold for 30 seconds. Release.
  • Do 5 reps.

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Advanced: Prayer Twist

Targets: Chest, back, obliques, glutes, and legs

  • Stand with feet together, abs engaged.
  • Squat, keeping legs together.
  • Rotate torso to right, bringing left elbow outside right knee without rounding back. Bring palms together, elbows out, and rotate right shoulder up and back, forming a straight line from elbow to elbow. Look up.
  • Hold for 5 breaths. Press into feet and release.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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Advanced: Bow Pose

Targets: Shoulders, chest, back, abs, hips, and legs

  • Lie facedown, arms by sides.
  • Bend knees, bringing heels toward butt, and grab ankles, palms in.
  • Lift thighs off mat and heels away from butt.
  • Pull shoulder blades together, keeping shoulders down, neck long, and chest open.
  • Hold for 30 seconds.
  • Rest for 3 breaths.
  • Do 2 reps.

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Advanced: Lifted Back Bend

Targets: Arms, chest, back, obliques, glutes, and legs

  • Lie faceup, knees bent, feet hip-width apart.
  • Bend elbows and put palms behind shoulders, fingers back.
  • Press into palms and feet, lifting hips into a back bend.
  • Shift weight onto legs and lift right hand.
  • Extend left leg, toes pointed forward.
  • Hold for 5 breaths. Gently lower.
  • Switch sides; repeat.

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krutter89 wrote:

you can see them as a single page if you click to print, click to print entire slide show, and then save the file as a pdf!

7/9/2013 06:26:11 PM Report Abuse
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1/10/2012 06:31:24 PM Report Abuse
acabrera11 wrote:

Is there a video for this slideshow? I think would be more helpful for those who have never done any of these moves.

8/1/2011 07:05:48 AM Report Abuse
shelliehampton wrote:

I too would prefer multiple on a single page. THen we could click on the ones we need to see in a larger format. Thanks.

7/25/2011 09:08:28 AM Report Abuse
katslo11 wrote:

Great info, but agree that have this formatted as a slide show is cumbersome, you have to click so many times. Would prefer a single page format, too

7/21/2011 09:58:48 PM Report Abuse
prmiele1 wrote:

There is one move that most people can do and they will look thinner and taller: Stand up straight! Roll your shoulders back, lift your chin, put your chest out. Now, you don't have to walk around like a soldier at attention, but MOST of us slouch. Look at Michelle Obama - she slouches more often than not.

7/21/2011 12:33:00 PM Report Abuse
bre4fitness wrote:

@nerdgirlz if you go to print at the top of the page it will give you the one slide your one, next to print on the page is print all slides and it lays them all out. HOpe that helped.

7/21/2011 11:24:13 AM Report Abuse
nerdgirlz wrote:

Is there anyway to see these as a single page? The multi-page view is annoying (to say the least) and I typically don't view them.

7/21/2011 10:01:50 AM Report Abuse
crissyprincess wrote:

cool abs felt the burn!! :)

12/29/2009 11:12:24 AM Report Abuse

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