Behind The Butter

Yoga Poses For You

Here ya go….finally!

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana):

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Flipping the dog:

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Full Wheel (Urdhva Dhanurasana)

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Warrior One (Virabhadrasana I):

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Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) —my FAVORITE yoga pose!

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Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana):

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Triangle Pose (Trikonasana):

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Dancer Pose (Natarajasana):

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Camel Pose (Ustrasana):

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Crow Pose (Bakasana):

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Tree Pose (Vrksasana):

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Chatarunga Dandasana:

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Lotus Pose:

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58 Comments

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    Julie
    January 3, 2009 at 10:18 am

    How long have you been doing yoga? You are crazy good! You can freakin’ stand on your head! Amazing. I’m inspired!

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      jenna
      January 3, 2009 at 10:20 am

      Julie,

      Haha thank you! There’s always so much more to learn though…I’ve been at it now for about 7 years.

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    Andrea (Andrea's Eats)
    January 3, 2009 at 10:24 am

    Wow you look great in those poses Jenna. Thanks for the pics. I have never gotten into yoga. Maybe I should try it out.

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    fitforfree
    January 3, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Your poses look lovely!

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    Erica
    January 3, 2009 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful!

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    Cassidy
    January 3, 2009 at 10:35 am

    I am just starting to get into yoga. Your really good and inspiring.

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    Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    January 3, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Awesome – thanks Jenna! Half Moon is your favorite? I always have so much trouble with that one. You make headstand look easy – I’ll keep working on it. 🙂

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    Mara
    January 3, 2009 at 10:40 am

    You make me want to try yoga!

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    tami
    January 3, 2009 at 10:41 am

    beautiful.

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    molls
    January 3, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Having just started taking an interest in Yoga you inspire me to keep trying it out. You are amazing/have amazing balance.

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    Sharon
    January 3, 2009 at 10:50 am

    Wow, awesome!!!

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    Bridget
    January 3, 2009 at 10:54 am

    Wow! I have been trying to get into yoga for quite a while now, thanks for the inspiration!

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    Anne P
    January 3, 2009 at 11:05 am

    hot damn i’m impressed! especially crow pose looks insanely hard… nice work 🙂 thanks for doing this, i was wondering what poses you were talking about for some of the ones you’ve been mentioning!! i’ve only done yoga a few times (i always get so bored??) but maybe i’ll give it another try 🙂

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    lindsay
    January 3, 2009 at 11:13 am

    I just took my first yoga class ever this morning, and I am totally in awe of your headstand! lol. It was much harder than I thought it would be, but good enough that I wanna go back again 🙂 I wish this studio offered something like the grooves class you did the other day, I bet yoga with music is even more fun!

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    Glidingcalm
    January 3, 2009 at 11:18 am

    dang Jenna! you go girl!!! you look beautiful and strong!! and to echoe the others……very inspiring!! thanks so much for sharing! these are awesome pictures!

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    yolie
    January 3, 2009 at 11:21 am

    wow, jenna, this is awesome! 🙂 what a lovely practice you have! really great pix, thanks for posting them! peace out 😉 xyx
    ps: how cool that you can flip your dog…looks super playful! love it!

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    polly
    January 3, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Jenna,
    you are GO-JUSS!! Okay, so when are you going to start your training to teach? When can you fly up here to Indiana to practice yoga with me? huh? When? Bring your Bible, we can read Proverbs, do a few headstands, and make some fruit smoothies! (bring your Vita-mix) Oh! And R and D can watch football! Bring Dex, he and my FAT CAT Bob can hang out.

    hehee AWESOME post, girl!! Love it! Wahoo for YOGA!

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    Priyanka
    January 3, 2009 at 11:43 am

    Awesome, awesome! You have so inspired me to try Yoga!

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    ModelBehavior
    January 3, 2009 at 11:43 am

    This was really really cool Jenna! Especially for those of us that aren’t big yogi’s! Thanks for sharing with us!

    http://www.modbehav.com

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    Amanda
    January 3, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Oh my gosh! I am so impressed at how flexible you are! You’re inspired me to try yoga again!

    Amanda

    http://twobooswhoeat.blogspot.com

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    megan
    January 3, 2009 at 11:50 am

    beautiful! you are so good, jenna! i love yoga 🙂 I have just started a few months ago and I do it every day. I hope to be as good as you!!

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    Ashley H
    January 3, 2009 at 11:51 am

    wow jenna I have been practicing for two years and you make me look like a beginner!! I am working on half moon pose and I am nowhere close to getting crow! I have been doing a 20 min podcast everyday for the last week and I am totally in love but those short sessions dont really work on inversion and balancing poses too often. I think I need to get into the studio more. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    Ashley H
    January 3, 2009 at 11:52 am

    oh I have a question too.
    When I learned handstand they taught me to keep my feet flexed. Does it make it harder? Should I try to point my feet first?

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    Nicole
    January 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I’ve GOT to learn yoga! You look beautiful, girl!

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    sandy
    January 3, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Jenna,
    When you first began yoga years ago did you find it difficult-I am wondering if you were always this flexible or did it develop over the years?
    Do you ever get shoulder pains in yoga?
    And finally have you ever thought about becoming a yoga teacher one day as a side job-you are so passionate it would be great !
    Cheers, Sandy

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    gina (fitnessista)
    January 3, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    jenna! i am super impressed with your mad yoga skills! makes me wish i liked it more :/ half moon is my favorite, too!!
    you totally need to be a yoga magazine model. you look amazing!!

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    hk
    January 3, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    very impressed- that’s awesome!! I’ve got some practicing to do, thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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    Jenn
    January 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    You look fantastic and your floors are beautiful!

    A friend’s husband told me the other day that yoga won’t make you stronger. I should link him to these pictures!

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    Sammie
    January 3, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Great post!! I am now a yoga addict and the reason is obviously clear (your poses are beautiful). Practicing yoga makes me feel so strong and powerful in my own body. I really would not have given it a shot if you had not made it sound so amazing. Thanks Girlie!!

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    Amandamoo
    January 3, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Sandy-
    If you have shoulder pain while doing yoga poses, stop what you are doing and ask an experienced teacher to help you with your alignment! Shoulder and wrist injuries are common in yoga practioners and are totally avoidable with good alignment!

    Also, as a yoga teacher, I feel compelled to put it out there that Jenna practices some advanced postures that you should not attempt on your own if you have not worked on alignment with an experienced teacher.

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    VeggieGirl
    January 3, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!!!! 😀

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    Marissa
    January 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow! Cool!

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    Emily W.
    January 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    What a great post!

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    ashley (sweet & natural)
    January 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    VERY impressive Jenna!

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    erica
    January 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    wow, you’re fabulous jenna.. I’m so impressed!

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    Beadie
    January 3, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Jenna, you are a freakin yoga rockstar! Half moon is my fav too but I still have to use a block.

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    TheSkinnyPlate
    January 3, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    How long did it take you to get to this level? I only practice once in a while at the classes they offer at my gym and they never teach the more complex poses. Thanks for sharing.

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    Jess.
    January 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Wow! I just started practicing yoga again and seeing these pics reminds me of exactly why i wanted to get back into it! Thank you for sharing!

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    Sara
    January 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    i”m certainly impressed. I’ve been getting back into yoga myself. I have yet to master the headstand. I was good with crow pose a few months back, but not so much now. I’m kicking myself for slacking off, but thats life. A quick question though…do you find that you are as hungry/require as many calories each day when doing yoga instead of cardio? I’m a distance runner so I require a lot of calories now, but I’m wondering if I need even more than I think now that I’m back at yoga. everyone’s different but suggestions are always helpful! Thanks 😉

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      jenna
      January 4, 2009 at 9:13 pm

      Sara,

      Good question! Honestly, I couldn’t even tell you a rough number of calories I eat every day. I just don’t think about it all that much and I don’t count at all. I can tell you though that I’m sure your body needs more fuel as a long distance runner than practicing yoga….running is high impact and yoga is basically no impact and is not as cardiovascular as running. I’ve always eaten roughly about the same amount of food every day (3 meals + 3 snacks) no matter what physical activity I am doing and my advice to you is just to listen to your body and if you aren’t as hungry, eat less. If you are more hungry, have another snack. More than likely if you don’t run as much as you have been in the past, your body will settle into a normal routine and will let you know if it is hungry or not!

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    Chris
    January 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    All I can say is WOW! And to think that I am just proud to leave hot yoga alive and walking 😉 Amazing.

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    Shelby
    January 3, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    This is so cute! You are so advanced!!! I wish i could do some of those poses =)

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    Becci
    January 3, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Wow! those are great, every time I see you post about Yoga it makes me want to do it more and more!

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    justjen
    January 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Wow. You look amazing and strong and, wow!

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    Meg
    January 3, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I definitely want to try some yoga now! I am impressed.

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    Kelly Turner
    January 3, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I cant do yoga. i just cant. well, i cant do it, i just dont like it. I’m not a big fan of working out standing still.

    Kelly Turner
    http://www.everygymsnightmare.com

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    M
    January 3, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    You look so amazing! Wow, I can’t imagine getting into some of those poses.

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    Oh She Glows
    January 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Jenna you are such a beautiful and strng woman- what an inspiration!!

    I really think I am going to give it a go…you have been the only one to really convince me to try it!

    Angela

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    L
    January 3, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Wow, thanks for sharing!!! Very inspirational!
    And your outfit is super cute lol where did you get it? 🙂

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    michelle
    January 3, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    WOW Jenna i am totally and completely impressed with you right now!!
    You look so professional and perfect doing those yoga poses!!!
    Terrific!!

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    Emily
    January 4, 2009 at 2:28 am

    This is so inspiring!
    Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    Leah
    January 4, 2009 at 8:11 am

    Love this post! It makes me want to work on my yoga poses more. The Crow Pose is one i’ve been trying to master!

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    Julz
    January 4, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Your bod looks UNRULL. YOU GO GURL I SEE YOU!! 🙂 Just phenom!

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    jenna
    January 4, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Sandy,

    When I first started practicing yoga I could barely touch my toes! Seriously! But you get better every time you practice as your body becomes more flexible. There’s still a bunch of stuff I can’t do but every time I work at it my muscles remember the posture and let me go deeper into it! If you are having any sort of pain you definitely need to seek out a yoga instructor in your area so he/she can correct your alignment. You don’t want to hurt yourself! And yes, I have thought about becoming a yoga instructor..not right now though…maybe in a few years!

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    Melissa
    January 4, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    You look so calm and focused in your poses — awesome visuals! And has anyone ever told you that you look like Lauren Conrad from the Hills? She’s beautiful and you really look like a spitting image of her!

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    Tracy
    January 4, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Jenna, thanks for inspiring us! I would also like to know the answer to the question from Sara about calorie intake – cardio vs. yoga?

    Thanks!

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    Lynna
    January 6, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for the motivation! I started doing yoga about 2 years ago and I love it when I’m committed but moving back and forth from home to college and back plus having lots of work and other commitments has made it difficult for me to stay on track with yoga. I hope one day I will be able to do all those poses as well as you.

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    Katy
    January 7, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Jenna,

    Wow, girl! Based on this post, I tried to do yoga videos for the last two days … I just can’t make it through. But if it gives me a body like that — I’ll keep trying!

    I posted a little shoutout to you, with a link to this post, on my blog at http://sillytatertot.blogspot.com/.

    Thanks!

    Katy

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