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Begin standing in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides. Breathe smoothly and calmly, bringing your awareness to the present moment. Turn to the left and step your feet wide apart, about 4 to 5 feet. Turn your right foot out 90 degrees so your toes point to the top of the mat. Pivot your left foot inward at a 45-degree angle. Point your pelvis and torso in the same direction as your right toes are pointing. Bend your right knee over your right ankle so your shin is perpendicular to the floor. Raise your arms overhead with your palms facing each other. This is Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I). Press your weight into your right foot. Lift your left leg as you lower your torso, bringing your body parallel to the ground. Your arms, still extended, will now reach forward. Flex your left foot and reach out through your heel, as if you're pressing a wall behind you. Keep the muscles of both legs actively engaged. Straighten your standing leg as you continue to lift the left leg, but do not lock your knees. Work toward bringing your arms, torso, hips, and raised leg parallel to the floor. You may need to lower the hip of your raised leg slightly in order to bring your hips parallel to your mat. Stretch your body from your fingertips all the way through your lifted heel. Gaze at the floor a few feet in front of your body. Hold the pose for 30 seconds. To release, exhale as you softly lower your left foot back to the floor, coming again into Warrior I. Lower your arms and step forward into Mountain Pose. Repeat the pose for the same amount of time on the opposite side.

Hey everybody! Jessie and Hollywood Kyle here! We’d like to share some yoga poses with you that are great for beginners.

Jessie’s been practicing yoga for the past 10 years, and has been teaching for the past 3 and a half years! Kyle’s more of a beginner, so you’ll see in some of his poses he makes some modifications, which are totally fine! Do what’s comfortable and ease into your practice.

Yoga is one of the simplest and proven ways to reduce stress and maintain and develop a healthy mindset. October is not only Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but also Mental Illness Awareness Month. Feel free to try these poses at home, maybe before bed or when you wake up to start your day. To preface these poses and the act of yoga, let’s just be forward and say no one is perfect at yoga. If you can’t exactly acquire a pose or it doesn’t look too pretty, don’t worry. Yoga is for the experience, not just to do. So be you, love yourself, and see how it feels to relax and engage your mind with your body…

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