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Yoga With Props, Pose Ardha Chandrasana
Fitness

Take Flight Into Half Moon Pose

Welcome back to all you beautiful Prime Women! This month's yoga pose, Half Moon Pose (Ardha Chandrasana) is a balancing variation of Triangle Pose (Trikonasana). This pose stretches the groin, hamstrings and calves. Half Moon Pose may be challenging, but if practiced on a regular basis, it will build balance… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • January 25, 2016
Yoga Girl Resting
Fitness

3 Easy Poses for Holiday Stress

Happy Thanksgiving to all you beautiful Prime Women! Tis the season of hustle and bustle of shopping, trying to meet work deadlines, booking travel plans, preparing holiday food menus and of course, all the fabulous get-togethers with so much glorious food. Is it any wonder that we find ourselves a little… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • November 24, 2015
how to do the Threading the Needle yoga pose
Fitness

4 Reasons To Do “Threading The Needle”

Welcome back to all you lovely Prime Women! Today I am teaching you how to do the Threading the Needle yoga pose. How many times do you find yourself reaching up and trying to release tension in your neck and shoulders, or that pesky knot that unfortunately finds its way… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • October 27, 2015
Reverse Prayer Pose
Fitness

5 Reasons You Need Reverse Prayer Pose

Reverse Prayer Pose, (Pashchima Namaskarasana) * Paschim = west, in this context, it means backside * Namaskar = greeting * Asana = pose * Also known as Viparita Namaskarasana & Penguin Pose 5 Reasons You Need Reverse Prayer Pose: 1. Releases tension from your shoulders and collarbone area 2. Aids… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • September 21, 2015
Fitness

Two Poses To Open Your Shoulders

"Is there anything I can do to open up my shoulders?" I hear these words (in different ways) A LOT.  You will be amazed at the results (over time) after doing these two poses. While Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) may be one of the most popular yoga poses, it can… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • July 21, 2015
Noelle Leon-McQueen PrimeWomen Fit Women Over 40
Fitness

Summer Toning With Low Lunge (Anjaneyasana)

Welcome back all! This month's article is in response to all of the many requests to give a modification for regular lunges. Ask and you shall receive... This beautiful low lunge is just the thing to safely strengthen and stretch not only the lower body but you can also tone and… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • June 18, 2015
Fitness

Q&A Balancing Basic: Tree Pose

Welcome back to all you beautiful PRiMEWomen! Thank you so much for all your questions on what challenges you in yoga and fitness. Tree Pose (Vrksasana) was the most asked about yoga pose so I'll start with that one. "Unlike most yoga poses, the Tree Pose requires keeping our eyes open… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • May 15, 2015
extended triangle pose
Fitness

Utthita Trikonasana: Extended Triangle Pose

Spring is finally here! I want to bring back a beautiful pose that welcomes the change from winter to the sun and being able to get outside more. This pose can be used throughout the day to open and stretch tight & tired muscles in just a few minutes. Utthita… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • April 17, 2015
Fitness

Yin Yoga Backside Stretching Pose

We are rolling into March and for a lot of us, shaking off the snow and ice from winter. Now it is time to start thinking about getting ready for spring, outdoors and just being more active. After reading PRiMEWomen’s Article 'Why You Need To Exercise Your Backside', I have… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • March 16, 2015
Fitness

Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)

February is here and I love bringing out all the heart-opener yoga poses to open, stretch, and make you feel just plain good. One of my favorites to share is this month's Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana). Backbends are not everyone’s favorite pose and can be very intimidating. However, Bridge… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • February 17, 2015
Fitness

Warrior One

Congratulations on making it through the food, festivities, and parties of past few months! Now we are finding 2015 here and wanting to kick it off strong with fresh starts and new beginnings. If strength is what you are looking for, then this is the pose to begin this New… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • January 13, 2015
Fitness

Quick and Easy Pose to Tone Abs

So Christmas is right around the corner and you’re thinking that there just isn't enough hours in a day to get everything done! Between our busy daily lives, trying to get the gift shopping done, decorating, and attending the many different get-togethers we start to feel like taffy being STRETCHED… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • December 22, 2014

About Noelle Leon-McQueen

Noelle McQueen, IFBB Bikini Pro Athlete & BPI Athlete is also a Fitness/Yoga model and writer, E-RYT with 18 years experience as a Certified Sports Yoga Instructor and Master Teacher in Yoga Anatomy, Lifestyle & Weight Management Specialist, Pilates Instructor, Core Endurance Specialist