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Welcome to yoga Saturday.  I hope you are enjoying some time to relax and unwind from the week.  Start by sitting up straight.  Pull your shoulders down and back.  Stretch your neck and hold your head high.  Feel those vertebrae pull apart.  That is a good thing.  Reach your arms up and give your back and really good stretch.  Feel your lower back pull.  Now bend over and touch your toes, its ok if youre still sitting.  
Flex and point those toes, then make circles.  Get your muscles and joints circulating with blood.  Today will be a better day for it.

Let's start with the Sun Salutation.....
If you are unfamiliar with this, it is a series of poses meant to flow one into the other.
yoga poses photo: Yoga poses yoga.jpg

Here is a short youtube of how it looks.  The Sun Salute (salutation) is a great series because it works many groups of muscles and can be done fast or slow.  

Here are a few more poses to try.  Some are more challenging, but try them.  No one is going to see you and you might end up feeling pretty good.  

Please remember to drink 2 Liters or 64 ounces of water today.  You need that, your kidneys will thank you.  


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