She's New York's coolest yoga teacher, and we've got her 10-minute 'just out of bed' yoga moves to energise your morning
1. Forward bend
Stand straight, then exhale as you bend your trunk forward over your legs. Let your head and neck relax and hang heavy.
If your hamstrings feel tight, keep a slight bend in your knees to give them some more space to relax and open. Press your fingertips into the ground.
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2. Downward dog
From all fours, lift your hips and press backwards keeping your arms outstretched. Reach your heels towards the ground.
Relax your shoulders towards the ground and relax your head and neck. Stay here for five long, deep breaths.
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Press your palms into the ground and step your feet back, ensuring your wrists are under your shoulders, knees under hips.
Straighten your legs and arms, so your body is in a straight line from the top of your head to the bottom of your heels. Keep your stomach strong and lift the front of your thighs up. Stay here for five long, deep breaths.
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4. Side plank
From your plank, press into your right hand and roll to the outside edge of your right foot, stacking your left foot on top. Straighten your left arm so it's in line with your shoulders. Look up.
Hold for two long, deep breaths. Roll down and through a plank pose and repeat on the other side.
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5. Upward dog
Lower your knees gently to the ground. Roll your shoulders down your back and lift your chest through your arms with a big inhale. Straighten your arms, keeping your shoulders down.
Sway your torso a little from side-to-side if that feels good and keep your body relaxed.
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