By Kalli Rasbury
Updated: March 05, 2008

An essential element of sun salutations, these poses help you move smoothly from one position to another.

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Start on hands and knees. Press your hips back so that your bottom rests on your heels. Stretch your arms straight, palms down on the mat. Let your back round down and relax.

Kalli Rasbury (pictured in photos) is a yoga instructor in Birmingham, Alabama.

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