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Five yoga poses for skiing

Updated: January 17, 2014, 1:51 PM ET
By Gwen Lawrence | Special to espnW.com

Each month, yoga coach Gwen Lawrence chooses a sport and shows us the top five poses designed to keep athletes in the game. This month, the focus is on skiing.

The key to using yoga to reduce the risk of injury in any sport is to be proactive, not reactive. In skiing, that means being careful to have strong legs to endure long, challenging slopes. Any skier must have exceptional back and abdominal strength to hold perfect form for optimum control. Open and flexible hips ...

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