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10 Toning Yoga Poses to Help You De-Stress and Cool Down on Hot Days

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With the hottest of summer months fully underway, the last thing we want to do is get even sweatier at the gym. While it’s important to keep the body moving, rigorous exercise can be counterproductive in the middle of all that heat. In the summer, our bodies are naturally warmed-up already, and in order to achieve the right balance for our health, what we actually need is exercise that cools us down while keeping our joints lubricated and our muscles strong. 

Yoga is the perfect exercise to do in the summer, because you can tune your body to the rhythms of nature by taking postures that are suitable for the hot weather. Scroll through the gallery below for a few yoga poses that will keep you strong and flexible, all while helping you cool off. 

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