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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.
Hanumanasana to Vasisthasana
Full Split to Side Plank with Bind Variation
Cristal Gould
Start in a low lunge position. Straighten the front leg, pointing the knee and toes up towards the ceiling. Curl the back toes under and lift the back off of the ground. Squeeze the inner thighs towards each other and slide the front heel forward. Keep the hips squared forward as the leg releases closer to the floor, coming into the full split. Fold the torso forward over the front leg, plant the palms and begin to lift the hips up. Sweep the front leg out to the side and reach for the big toe of that front foot, placing the body weight into the grounded hand. Stack the hips to come into the side plank and lift the top leg perpendicular to the floor, keeping the big toe bind. Pause and breath, then release the leg back to starting position, carefully retracing the steps. Come out of the split and switch sides.

Good for hamstring, inner thigh, arm and core strength and flexibility. Balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Oblique Side Crunch
3 sets of 20 reps
Amy Steiner
Come to lying on the back with the knees bent, soles of feet on the floor and the arms down by the sides with the palms facing up. Start to lift the upper back and shoulder blades off of the floor. Keeping the chin and chest lifted, reach the right fingertips forward towards the right heel, squeezing through the side waist. Come back through center then reach left. That was one rep. Continue this side to side move, going for 15 to 20 reps. Rest and repeat.
Good for full core strength and toning.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Prasarita Padottanasana
Wide-Legged Forward Bend
Paige Held
Start standing. Separate the feet apart anywhere from 3 to 4 1/2 feet (depending on your height: taller people should step wider). Bring the hands to the hips and press into the outer edges of the feet and press the ball of the big toe firmly into the floor. Engage the thigh muscles by drawing them up. Inhale and lift the chest, sweeping the arms up by the ears. Press the palms overhead and reach the fingertips towards the ceiling, lengthening through the spine. Exhale and, keeping the length of the front torso, lean and fold forward from the hip joints. As the torso comes parallel to the floor, press your fingertips onto the floor directly below your shoulders. Hollow out the low belly and continue to fold forward deeper, bringing the forearms to the floor. Stay for 3 steady breaths and inhale back up to standing.
Good for inner thigh, hamstring and spine stretch. Relieves backache and tones the abdominal organs.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA. 

 
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Eka Padangustha Dhanurasana 
Single Big Toe Bow Pose
Dashama
Start lying on the belly. Prop up onto the forearms, placing the palms down. Bend the left leg, bringing the left heel in towards the body. Keep the right forearm pressing down and lift the left arm out to the side. Grab the top of the left foot with the thumb side of the hand facing down, elbow crease facing up. Spiral the left arm in towards the body and flip the elbow to point up towards the sky. Keep pressing down into the top of the right foot as the upper body squares forward. Drop the head back and pull the foot towards the crown of the head with both hands. Stay for 3 steady breaths. Retrace the steps to release and repeat on the other side.
Good for full front body stretch. Strengthens the back muscles and improves posture.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Malasana to Tittibhasana
Squat to Firefly Pose
Yana Guseva
Come into a squat, bringing the feet a little less than shoulder width apart. Tilt the pelvis forward, bringing the torso between the legs. Keep the chest low and begin to straighten the legs enough to bring the pelvis about knee height. Bring the left upper arm and shoulder underneath the back of the left knee and thigh and then the right. Place the hands on the floor behind the heels with the fingers pointing forward. Press the hands down and begin to rock the weight of the body back, and off the feet and onto the hands, keeping the inner thighs as high up on the arms as possible. Inhale and straighten the legs out to the sides, keeping the pelvis high, bringing the legs parallel to the floor. Gaze forward slightly and stay taking 3 steady breaths as the arms and legs continue to extend. Release and repeat.
Good for Inner groin and back stretch. Strengthens the arms, wrists and core. Improves balance.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Squats
3 sets of 20 reps
Brad Plotkin
Start standing with feet slightly wider than hip width apart and arms down by the sides. Stand up tall and lift the chest. Engage the core and keeping a long spine, start to sit back and down placing weight in the heels, lowering the thighs parallel to the floor. Keep the knees over the ankles and sweep the arms forward, hands in front of the chest.  Press into the feet to come back to standing and immediately lower down again. Keep repeating this movement, going for 15 – 20 reps. Rest and repeat for two more sets.
Good for: Cardiovascular health. Leg and gluteal strength and toning. Balance and coordination.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Uttana Shishosana
Extended Puppy Pose
Arianne Traverso
Come onto hands and knees. Keeping the hips over the knees, begin to walk the hands forward, bringing the chin and chest towards the floor. Hold for 3 steady breaths, allowing the shoulders to release from the ears and the shoulder blades to slide down the back with every exhale, as the heart continues to open towards the floor.
Good for shoulder and spine stretch. Chest opener.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.

 
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Straight Leg Balance to Squat Variation
Katie Horta
Start standing. Lift the heels and come to balance on the balls of the feet. Start to lower the hips, coming into a squat with the thighs parallel to the floor. Walk the hands forward and bring the fingertips to the floor. Staying perched on the balls of the feet with the fingertips grounded, begin to straighten through the legs, pointing the tailbone up towards the ceiling. Return to squat position and repeat move, moving with the breath, exhaling as you straighten the legs, inhaling as you squat.
Good for hamstring and calve stretch. Balance.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA. 
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Single Split Leg Lift Variation with Crunch
3 sets of 15 reps
Anna Carreiri
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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Anjaneyasana
Low Lunge with Bind

Yana Guseva
Come to downward facing dog. Exhale and step the left foot forward between the hands, bringing the knee over the ankle. Lower the back knee to the floor and drop the top of the back foot to the floor. Inhale and lift the torso upright, as the arms begin to sweep out to the sides and up, perpendicular to the floor, palms facing each other. Firm the shoulder blades onto the upper back as the chest lifts, heart opening towards the sky. Keeping the arms by the ears and the chest lifted, start to arc back, creating a backbend. Stay here and breathe for 3 steady rounds. To add the variation, begin to bend the back leg, bringing the heel of the back foot towards the body. Bend through the elbows and reach the fingertips towards the toe tips for the bind.
Good for thigh, groin, hip flexor, abdomen, chest and shoulder stretch. Relieves sciatica.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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