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Author Archives: Noelle Leon-McQueen

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Yoga Daily: High Plank Pose

So, you have survived the October Halloween parties, candy galore and Thanksgiving dinner, now, we are approaching all the wonderful family get-togethers, traveling, countdown of Christmas shopping, change in weather, and then all the amazing FOOD mixed in with a sprinkle of NO TIME TO EXERCISE for one “really hot… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • November 25, 2014
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Daily Yoga: Parighasana (Gate Pose)

Hello to all! It’s time to add another pose to your repertoire and learn more about intense stretching. This wonderful Gate Pose stretch will open up whole side body, while increasing strength and balance. This is one of my favorite poses to start the day and wake the body up… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • September 22, 2014
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Daily Yoga: 2 Standing Stretches

Welcome back to “Daily Yoga”. These moves will help unwind tight muscles and relax after a hard day. Last month, we began with Upward Facing Dog Pose (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana). This month's article is actually 2 amazing standing stretches that can be done back to back or separately. Standing Forward… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • August 21, 2014
upward facing dog pose
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Daily Yoga: Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward-Facing Dog Pose)

Benefits of Practicing Upward-Facing Dog: Upward-Facing Dog stretches the chest and spine while strengthening the wrists, arms, and shoulders. Strengthening and opening the upper body and chest improves posture and can be therapeutic for asthma. Upward Dog creates suppleness in the back torso and abdomen, which stimulates the abdominal organs… Read More
  • Noelle Leon-McQueen |
  • July 29, 2014

About Noelle Leon-McQueen

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