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Yoga Pose of the Month: Warrior III / Flying Bird Pose 

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This balancing pose strengthens the entire body while improving balance, coordination and focus.

Steps:

  1. Stand in mountain pose
  2. Bring right toes behind you on the mat
  3. Inhale and bring arms out wide to the sides like wings
  4. Exhale and look at a point that is not moving
  5. Inhale and lift toes up off the ground any amount. Hold here for 5 seconds or as long as you can!
  6. Repeat on the other side

Fly With a Friend

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  • Warrior III at the Community Sailing Center

Stand next to or facing each other and hold hands. Lift opposite feet behind you to fly together!

Pose description courtesy of Susan Cline Lucey, owner of Evolution Prenatal & Family Yoga Center in Burlington and Essex. For more information about kids and family yoga classes, visit evolutionprenatalandfamily.com.

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