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Proper Posture I used to have poor posture growing up. But shortly after I begun practicing yoga my posture started to improve. Yoga is known to improve posture, so are other types of exercises. Core Power Yoga, the studio I go to, is even more known for strengthening your core as a goal of each class. I have developed my core muscles a lot. All the postures promote good posture and core strength. When I am not in yoga, I focus on holding up my posture throughout my daily movements. I draw my shoulders backwards and down my back, hold my chin up high and relax. It felt really good when my posture is proper. I feel more open, my chest is broad. I feel like it gives off more positive body language too. It's definitely easy to not have good posture because we are always sitting down and in front of screens. Doing yoga has definitely contributed to my good posture. The only times it is not good is if I am sitting for a long time and I forget to hold it up.
Warm Up and Cool Down
I typically do not warm up. My exercised is mainly based in yoga and you warm up during the practice usually and it is not necessary at all. When I used to jog in the past I would warm up before hand. Also it is good to warm up before deep stretching. I stretch every single day, and sometimes twice a day so my body is already warmed up. I do yoga everyday, I realize this is getting repetitive but that is my life style. I have warmed up as a part of this curriculum but otherwise it does not serve me because yoga is essentially a type of warm up. I never cool down, again it is built into a yoga sequence and that is my primary form of exercise. I sometimes cool down if it is an option on the treadmill otherwise it does not serve me. Exercise Safety The first measure of safety is hydration. This is good news because I drink A LOT of water. I literally count the ounces of water I get to fit the appropriate amount. Usually this is around 8-10 glasses with the amount I sweat minus what I get from

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