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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.
Arda Chandrasana
Half Moon Pose with Bind Variation
Yana Guseva
Start standing. Fold forward and bring the fingertips to the floor in front of the toes. Inhale and lift the torso parallel to the floor. Start to lift the left leg up and back and at the same time, lift the left fingertips off the floor. Begin to rotate the left hip open, stacking the left hip on top of the right hip. Keep the standing leg strong and flex through the left foot. Keep the gaze down towards the right foot and lift the right fingertips off of the floor, coming to balance just on the right foot. Stay for 3 steady breaths. For the bind, start to bend the left leg, bringing the heel towards the body. Grab the foot with the left hand and kicking the foot into the hand to open the chest. Keep rolling the top shoulder open and hold for 3 breaths. Release and switch sides.

Good for balance and coordination. Back and hip stretch.


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Bird of Paradise
Paige Held
Start standing. Bring the feet slightly wider than hip width apart and fold forward. Bend the knees and start to lace the right arm behind the right leg, bringing the shoulder under the knee. Rotate the arm so the palm of the hand is facing out and reach the back of the hand to the low back. Wrap the left arm around, reaching the left hand towards the right hand and binding the fingers. Place all of the weight into the left foot and start to straighten the left leg, as you come on to the tippy toe of the right foot. On an inhale, slowly come up to standing, keeping the bind. Pause and breathe, keeping the chest open and lifted, making sure not to round forward. For a deeper stretch, try to straighten the binded leg. Hold for 3 steady breaths, then switch sides.
Good for balance. Chest, shoulder and hip stretch. Hip opener
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Adho Mukha Svanasana to Bakasana
Downward Facing Dog to Crow Pose
Yana Guseva
Start in downward facing dog. Take a deep inhale and start to look forward. Bend the knees deeply, engage through the core and hop forward. At the same time, bend through the elbows, as you hop the knees onto the triceps coming into Crow pose. Hover in the arm balance for a breath and then shoot the legs back into plank, then lifting the hips up and back into downwdog. Try this for 3 hops, then rest in child’s pose.
Good for back stretch. Strengthens the arms, wrists and core. Improves balance.
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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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. 
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Halasana to Salamba Sarvangasana
Plough Pose to Shoulderstand
Sharon Aluma
Start lying on the back, legs long, arms down by the sides. Bend the knees into the chest and lift the hips and low back off the floor. Straighten the legs overhead, reaching the toe tips to the floor behind the head. Keep lifting the thighs and tailbone towards the ceiling as the chest presses towards the chin. Clasp the hands and press the forearms down. To come into the inversion, start to lift the legs up, bringing them perpendicular to the floor. Keep reaching the toe tips towards the sky and the hips towards the heels. Stay for 6 steady breaths, releasing slowly through plough and returning to lying on the back.
Good for shoulder, neck and spine stretch. Stimulates the thyroid gland and abdominal organs. Helps fatigue and insomnia.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.
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Parivrtta Surya Yantrasana
Compass Pose


Cristal Gould

Come to sit in a comfortable, cross-legged position. Bend the right knee, hugging it into the chest. Lift the right leg with the left hand and thread the right arm underneath the right knee, bringing the fingertips to the floor. Lift the right knee as high up onto the right shoulder as possible, and bring the left hand to the outside edge of the left foot. Inhale deeply and on the exhale begin to straighten the right leg, simultaneously bringing the left arm back behind the head. Send the gaze up towards the left arm, stay and breathe steadily for 3 rounds. Release and switch sides.

Good for hamstring and shoulder stretch and opener.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA. 
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Hanumanasna

Monkey Pose
Dashama Gordon
Start in downward facing dog. Take a deep inhale, and on the exhale, lift the left leg and draw the foot in between the hands to a lunging position. Stay on the heel of the left foot and begin to slide that heel forward as the hips drop towards the floor. Keep squeezing the inner thighs towards the midline and squaring off the hips towards the top of the mat. Open the chest and lift from the heart center as the fingertips release from the floor, sweeping the arms up by the ears. Stay for 3 steady breaths, every exhale releasing deeper into the split. Return to downward facing dog and switch sides.
Good for thigh, hamstring and groin stretch. Stimulates abdominal organs.
Standard Moves presented by PUMA.



 
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