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Summer Shape Up Challenge: Chair Pose

Demonstrated by Taylor Nelms

Chair Pose – Stand up straight with your legs together. Raise your arms high above your head and almost connect palms. Bend your knees as much as you can while keeping your heels on the floor and arch your back slightly.  Benefits: Chair pose tones the leg muscles and strengthens the hip flexors, ankles, calves, back and abdomen. Your chest and shoulders will feel a nice stretch and release of tension. Tips: It always helps for beginners to perform this pose near a wall. Bend into chair pose and let your back receive a little support from the wall until you’re comfortable enough to be independent.