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TOP THREE YOGA POSES FOR MEN

In honor of Men’s Health Month, we are focusing on everything you need to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle. From male-specific yoga poses to the male-friendly vitamins and minerals, Mercedes Club has you covered, starting with our favorite top three yoga poses for men.

WARRIOR ONE

Stretch your hips and shoulders with this strengthening posture pose that will loosen up all the tight areas in your upper body. It’s natural to store  a lot of tension in these areas, and by holding this pose for 10-15 breaths, you’ll be sure to create space in those areas and loosen your body right where you need it most.

LEARN THE POSE: http://www.yogajournal.com/video/video/warrior-i-pose/

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Hold the Warrior One pose for one full minute.

COBRA

Stretch and strengthen your lower back with this next pose. If you’re an athlete, you’re well aware of the strain your lower back may face and the importance of keeping it strong. With this pose, you can do just that.

LEARN THE POSE: http://www.yogajournal.com/video/video/cobra-pose-2/

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Hold the Cobra pose for 30 seconds, repeat three times.

DOWNWARD FACING DOG

This multi-tasking move gives the one-two punch you need to work a lot of muscles at once. Kill two birds with one stone as you relieve your shoulders, lower back, hamstrings, arms, quads, and calves.

LEARN THE POSE: http://www.yogajournal.com/video/video/downward-facing-dog-pose/

TAKE THE CHALLENGE: Hold the Downward Facing Dog pose for 5 breaths, repeating three times.

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