Beginner practice continued

24 Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and then turn your left foot in 45 degrees and move into Warrior II Pose.

28 Position your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and interlace your fingers behind your back.

Step your right foot

For information on

Five Pointed Star

to the right 3 to 5

Five Pointed Star

Pose energizes

feet and move into

Pose, see page 122.

and lengthens

Five Pointed Star Pose.

your entire body.

24 Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and then turn your left foot in 45 degrees and move into Warrior II Pose.

For information on Warrior II Pose, see page 130.

Warrior II Pose strengthens and stretches your legs, ankles, shoulders and arms.

25 Perform Warrior II Pose for your other side and then return to Mountain Pose.

Step your right foot to

• Side Angle Pose

Perform Side Angle

the right approximately

provides an intense

Pose for your other

3 feet and move into

stretch along the

side and then return

Side Angle Pose.

sides of your body,

to Mountain Pose.

• For information on

especially the sides

Side Angle Pose, see

of your waist and

page 132.

rib cage.

28 Position your feet slightly wider than hip width apart and interlace your fingers behind your back.

29 Perform Standing Yoga Mudra Pose.

• For information on Standing Yoga Mudra Pose, see page 166.

This pose stretches your shoulders, upper back and legs and helps increase the flexibility of your spine and hips.

Beginner Practice 2 is a well-rounded beginner practice that ensures you work your entire body. This practice incorporates the three basic movements of the spine—forward bends, back bends and twists.

Before you start Beginner Practice 2, you should take a few minutes to center yourself and become aware of your breathing. You should then perform a warm-up sequence, such as Seated Warm-Up Sequence, which is shown on page 252.

After the practice, you should take 5 to 15 minutes to perform a relaxation pose. Relaxing at the end of the practice allows released energy to flow through your body.

Beginner Practice 2 will take 30 to 40 minutes to complete, not including the time you spend centering, warming up and relaxing. The length of the practice depends on how long you hold the poses and the time you take to move from one pose to the next.

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