If your exercise program consists of abdominal curls and push-ups, remember to include this yoga pose at the end of your routine. It will help to stretch your hips, abdominals and chest muscles while strengthening your upper back and arms. If you are new to this move, try using yoga blocks to make it easier.
Begin by lying facedown on a mat or padded surface. Place a yoga block (in its lowest position) under each hand. Keep the tops of your feet on the floor and bend your knees. Slowly straighten your arms and lower your pelvis toward the floor. Pin your shoulders back and down, away from your ears.
Voight is the creator of a line of fitness DVDs, including "Full Body Stretch" and "Ballet BodySculpt."