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Summer Challenge: 10 Advanced Poses Perfect for the Beach

Looking for a fun summer challenge? Here are 10 advanced poses perfect for tackling on the beach, or wherever your summer takes you.
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Yoga, of course, isn't about perfecting advanced poses. But let’s be honest: They can be really fun to try. I chose ​these 10​ challenging postures because they remind me of summer (I can never let the season pass without attempting Firefly!) and because sand is a nice, soft landing pad if I happen to lose my balance. 

From Baby Grasshopper to Frog to Lizard to Bird of Paradise, these animal and nature-inspired poses will inspire you to play more and release stress and tension—which is what summer is all about.

Summer Challenge: 10 Advanced Poses Perfect for the Beach

About Our Writer

Kristen Kemp, E-RYT 500, teaches 10 yoga classes a week to Type A adults who like it hot, wiggly kids who need to move and meditate, and even women prisoners who hope to relieve stress and anxiety. She's been a longtime writer for Scholastic, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, The New York Post, and many more. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, kids, dogs, cat, chickens, and guinea pigs.