Shape and strengthen your legs with these Barbara Currie yoga moves
The UK’s No 1 name in yoga, Barbara Currie has released her bestselling book 10 Minute Yoga Workouts as an eBook. Barbara, aged 70, has been practising yoga for more than 35 years, and is a living embodiment of the benefits: still toned and energetic, she still teaches 16 classes a week.
Here she demonstrates the 'Awkward Pose'.
Barbara says, 'This does wonders for your thighs – it really tones and firms them. It also greatly improves the flexibility of the knees and strengthens the arches of the feet, and the toes and ankles. In my opinion, this simple 10-minute sequence is worth its weight in gold. It will give you energy, improve your shape and is excellent for helping with and preventing back problems.
10-Minute Yoga Workouts by Barbara Currie is published as an ebook by HarperCollins, price £7.99
Stand straight with your feet about a foot apart and your toes facing forwards, not outwards.
Yoga tips for beginners
Take a deep breath in and, as you exhale keeping your back straight, gently lower your bottom to your heels. Don’t worry if only halfway is possible in the beginning stages. Just do your best without straining.
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Hold your maximum movement for a count of 5. Then inhale and gradually return to an upright position, keeping your back straight (do not bend forwards). Exhale, relax and repeat this movement twice.
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Posted: 19/01/2013 at 18:04
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