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  1. Angela @ Happy Fit Mama
    September 4, 2013

    Girl, you don’t even know how much I needed this reminder to get myself back on the mat! My practice has seriously slipped this summer. It’s basically nonexistent except for random poses here and there. I can totally tell too. I’m tighter than ever in my hips. September is the perfect time to reconnect!
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    • Christine Yu
      September 9, 2013

      Fall definitely is the perfect time to get back on your mat! Hope you get a chance to.
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  2. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean
    September 4, 2013

    you look like a boss, girl! your shoulders are ripped!!
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  3. Allie
    September 4, 2013

    You look beautiful and in your element in Hawaii! I absolutely love yoga and especially poses for runners. I once took a class where we went out on a run or did a track workout and then went back to the yoga studio for some of these exact moves. It was one of the best classes I’ve ever taken. Thank you for the reminder…and the beautiful pictures!
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  4. Linz @ Itz Linz
    September 4, 2013

    welcome back friend!!!!!!! gorgeous yoga pictures as always! when i was running, my favorite yoga pose was pigeon as my hips tend to get tight!
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  5. lindsay
    September 4, 2013

    i’m convinced that yoga in hawaii is 10x better. So.. we should all move there and do yoga together. Then we’d be AWESOME runners.
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  6. Erica { EricaDHouse.com }
    September 4, 2013

    When I get in Eagle Post after logging all my crazy miles for marathon training I feel *incredible* after. Yoga is so magical!
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  7. Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb
    September 4, 2013

    Pinned for later! Thanks!!
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  8. Natalie
    September 4, 2013

    I love all of those poses. Yoga after a long run is the absolute best.
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  9. Heather (Where’s the Beach)
    September 4, 2013

    Oh, I need to do that lunge pyramid sequence. I do pigeon pose and down dog pretty most days. I really should pay attention to a true sequence and flow though. I actually like the swan dive into a simple forward fold (and that’s probably not at all what it’s called LOL)
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    • Christine Yu
      September 9, 2013

      That’s totally what’s it called re: swan dive to forward fold. Sometimes I just do the poses and other times I like to put them together into a flow. The flow helps me focus on my breath more and helps me get into the pose better – not sure why.
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  10. Krysten Siba Bishop (@darwinianfail)
    September 4, 2013

    PS your arms look so strong!!
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  11. Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    September 4, 2013

    Can I just comment on how Hawaii does a body good? You look AMAZING with your sweet tan and ripped arms!! Thanks for sharing all of the awesome yoga info with us. You’ve inspired me to find a good class/workshop after the marathon in November!
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  12. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast
    September 4, 2013

    Love this! I need the reminder to do yoga daily. Can you just send me a msg every day and make me do a pose?! :)
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  13. Kim
    September 4, 2013

    I love seeing the yoga poses and I really love the background – you are in my happy place!!!
    And, I’m glad you left the Eagle pose the way you did – I can never figure that one out so I just do my best and go with it!!
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    • Christine Yu
      September 9, 2013

      Phew. I debated going back and reshooting the photo but I just didn’t have the time or energy to do it. I thought it was better to leave it in there than to have nothing at all :-)
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  14. Kierston @candyfit
    September 4, 2013

    I’ve been thinking a lot about my mat lately…

    You look so strong and beautiful in your poses!

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  15. misszippy
    September 4, 2013

    Welcome back! I’ve missed your posts, but what a wonderful time away you have had. I’lll bet it’s tough coming home.

    Great poses, although these cranky hips simply reject some of them. I do need to get my rear back into regular yoga, though, and fall is a great time to do it.
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    • Christine Yu
      September 9, 2013

      Thanks Amanda. I’ve missed you all too. It IS tough coming home. While I did try to practice and get to a class while we were away, I missed my regular practice. Hope you get some time on the mat this fall!
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  16. Fancy Nancy
    September 4, 2013

    First oh my word it is so beautiful there!! Thanks for the poses…I really need to get on the ball and stretch more and these are a good place to start!
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  17. Robin | Farewell, Stranger
    September 4, 2013

    Love this, and so need it! I’ve been sucking at stretching after runs lately. This might be good to refresh my routine.
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  18. Sylvia @ Frolic Through Life
    September 4, 2013

    You look amazing in all of these poses! I haven’t done yoga in longer than I’d like to admit, but you are inspiring me to get my mat out of the closet right now!
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    • Christine Yu
      September 9, 2013

      Thanks Sylvia. I think that Hawaii deserves all the credit for how I was feeling in the photos. Hope you do get a chance to get on your mat!
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  19. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    September 4, 2013

    I REALLY need to get into a stretching routine!!!! This looks a lot more like stretching than running!
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  20. Tamara
    September 4, 2013

    The Hawaii backdrop photos are sensational! It just got me thinking because I got hired to do professional photos of a Yoga instructor and I’m really thinking about the use of sunlight and backgrounds. And what she’ll wear!

    I think you’ll be very proud. My 14-month-old can’t walk yet, and it’s probably not going to happen for a few more months if he’s anything like his mama, his mama’s mama, his mama’s mama’s mama, and so on, but he can do Downward-Facing Dog like a pro!
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    • Christine Yu
      September 9, 2013

      LOVE that Des can do Downward-facing dog like a pro. I love watching kids do yoga. So fun to do a shoot with a yoga instructor! I’m sure you know but there’s a huge yoga community on instagram and lots of really creative folks. I know it’s completely different from a formal shoot but might give you some ideas?
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  21. FitBritt@MyOwnBalance
    September 4, 2013

    Oh your photos are amazing!! I love them! These are some of my favorite yoga poses and I would say they are great for runners or any type of athlete. The hip opening lunge is not a pose I do frequently but you just reminded me how great it is and how I need to do it more!

  22. Katie @momslrb
    September 5, 2013

    Beautiful pictures!
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  23. Miz
    September 5, 2013

    oh and the scenery isnt bad either :-)
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  24. Coco
    September 5, 2013

    My hips are screaming for some yoga. I will try my pitiful approximation of these!
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  25. Courtney @ Don’t Blink. Just Run.
    September 5, 2013

    This is great, thanks!!
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  26. Ilene
    September 5, 2013

    Gorgeous backdrop! Do you know that I don’t think I’ve ever done a double pigeon? Actually I don’t think I COULD do a double pigeon! You look as gorgeous as Hawaii in these photos by the way! I can tell you had an excellent time!
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  27. Jody – Fit at 55
    September 5, 2013

    I do a couple but not all so I need to try – what a wonderful post & beautiful pics!

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  28. Kate
    September 6, 2013

    I love these and I already do all of them which is great!

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  29. Jess
    September 8, 2013

    Awesome post! Love the pictures, were they taken in Hawaii? You look so fit!!!
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  30. Alison
    September 9, 2013

    I’ve always loved the eagle post.
    Your arms look awesome!
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  31. Ari @ Ari’s Menu
    September 9, 2013

    Uuuugggghhh STUPID EAGLE POSE!!! I hate it so much!!! I can’t even get my arms into that position, wahhhhh. I love the hip opening lunge though!! And you make eagle look actually pretty and enjoyable–not like the nightmare it feels like in my body!
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  32. She Rocks Fitness
    August 19, 2014

    Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE double pigeon and look forward to it at the end of class! Pyramid pose and revolved triangle frustrate me, but they feel so good on my hips and hamstrings. Stop brining up eagle pose…HAHA! Just kidding, I know how many benefits there are to that one.
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