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Welcome to Standard Moves. Each gif illustrates a specific movement, demonstrated by world-class health, yoga and fitness instructors and is accompanied with tips for optimum performance. "Follow us" down the path of englightenment.
Anjaneyasana to Hanumanasana
Low Lunge to Half Split
Cat Haayen
Start standing on the knees and step one foot forward into a lunge, bringing the knee over the ankle and keeping the back knee grounded, top of the back foot pressing into the floor. Bring the fingertips to the floor, framing the foot and begin to sink the hips forward and down. Look forward and lift through the chest, making sure not to round the upper back. Keeping the fingertips and front foot where they are, start to draw the hips back and straighten through the front leg, coming onto the heel of the front foot. Tailbone pulls back as the chest reaches forward, keeping the spine long, flat back. Hold lunge and half split for 3 steady breaths each and then switch sides.
Good for hip, thigh, hamstring, calve and hip flexor stretch, balance and coordination.

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Single Split Leg Lift Variation
3 sets of 15 reps
Anna Carrieri
Grab 2 foam rollers, bringing them into an upside down T-shape. Start to lie back over the “T”, placing the length wise part under the spine, head resting on roller. Bend the knees in and bring the soles of the feet to rest on the other roller, top of the “T”. Bring the arms out to a T-shape with the palms facing down. Engage through the core and begin to lift one foot off of the roller, extending that leg straight so it hovers above the roller. Release the opposite side arm overhead, take a deep inhale and on the exhale begin to lift the extended leg and the extended arm, crunching up, reaching the finger tips towards the toes. Pause and squeeze through the core, then return to starting position. Continue on this side, going for 15 reps, then switch sides.
Good for core strength, balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Plank Pose to Lunge
3 sets of 15 reps
Sharon Aluma
Start on hands and knees in tabletop position. Walk the knees back a few inches, curl the toes under and straighten the legs, coming into plank pose, top of a push up. Spread the fingers wide and bring the shoulders over the wrists, tuck the tailbone under slightly to bring the body into a straight line from heels to the crown of the head. Keep the backs of the knees lifting and the heels pressing back. Engage firmly through the core and start to bend and lift one knee into the chest. Bring the shoulders slightly past the wrists, so to balance on the tippy toes of the back foot. Keep drawing the knee in and lightly place the foot in between the hands to come into a lunge, without lifting the palms of the hands. Return to plank and switch sides.
Good for core and arm strength, balance and focus.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Single Leg Glute Lift
3 sets of 15 reps
Farrah Yaspe
Start lying on the back with the arms down by the sides, palms facing down and knees bent, feet flat on the floor. Place the heel of one foot onto an elevated, secure surface in front of the body, like a chair or a low table. Straighten the opposite leg long and point the toes up towards the ceiling, leg will be perpendicular to the floor. Press through the grounded heel and lift the hip points up towards the ceiling, the chest will move towards the chin. Pause, squeeze through the glutes, then slowly lower down, slightly touching the floor. Immediately lift hips up again and continue this move, going for 12-15 reps and then switching sides.
Good for gluteal strength and toning. 
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Reverse Lunge with Front Kick
3 sets of 15 reps
Kelly Ann Charles
Start standing. Bring both hands into fists, keeping them in front of the face, elbows close to the body. Take a long step back to come into a lunge, front leg at a 90 degree angle with the knee over the ankle, with back shin parallel to the floor. Push off the back lunging foot and kick the leg forward, driving through the heel. Keep the core engaged and step the leg back into a lunge again. Keep repeating this kick lunge, going for 12-15 reps, then switch sides.
Good for leg, glute and core strength. 
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Viparita Virabhadrasana
Reverse Warrior
Jaya
Start standing. Step one foot way back and bring the front leg into a lunge with the knee over the ankle, back foot is at a 45 degree angle. Open the arms out to the sides as you rotate the hips to an open position. Gaze over the fingertips of the front hand as you start to reach the fingertips forward. Flip the palm up towards the ceiling and start to dip the torso back, reaching the arm over the ear and cheek as the back arm slides down the back leg. Keep bending deeper into the lunge as you continue to reach behind you, lengthening through the side waist. Hold for 3 breaths. Return to starting pose and switch sides.
Good for stretching and strengthening the hips, legs, shoulders and side waist.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Setu Bandha Sarvangasana
Bridge Pose
Kelly Ann Charles
Start lying on the back with arms extended down by the sides, palm facing down. Bend the knees and bringing the heels close to the body, ankles right under the knees. Press into the soles of the feet and lift the hip points towards the ceiling. Keep rolling the shoulders underneath the chest, bringing the chest closer to the chin. Continue to press the feet and palms down as the hips lift higher. Stay for 3 steady breaths and release down on the exhale.
Good for chest, neck and spine stretch. 
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One-two Combo
3 sets of 20 reps
Kelly Ann Charles
Start standing with feet slightly wider than hip width apart. Bend the arms bringing the hands to fists in front of the face, elbows by the waist. Keeping a slight bend in the knees, step one leg forward and lightly hop forward. At the same time, punch one fist forward, then the other. Hop back to start and repeat.
Good for arm strength, cardiovascular workout and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Crescent Lunge
High Lunge Variation
Jason Lawner
Start standing and release into a forward fold, bringing the fingertips to frame the feet.  Step one leg back to come into a lunge, with the front knee over the ankle and leg at a 90 degree angle. Keep the back leg straight and strong and begin to sweep the arms forward and up, bringing them by the ears. Continue to roll the shoulder blades down the spine, opening through the heart center, as the fingertips reach towards the ceiling. Hold for 3 steady breaths, release and switch sides.

Good for leg and glute strength.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Reverse Swiss Ball Crunch
3 sets of 15 reps
Brad Plotkin
Start in plank position, top of a push up, with a Swiss ball placed under the shins and ankles; tops of the feet will be resting on the ball. Engage through the core and tuck the tailbone under slightly. Press into the palms to fire up the arms and begin to pull the knees into the chest as the ball rolls forward. Pause and squeeze to crunch, then release legs straight back to starting position. That was 1 rep. Continue this move, going for 12-15 reps, rest and repeat, going for 3 sets.
Good for core, arm and leg strength. 
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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