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What are some yoga exercises included in Steve Ross' videos?

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Some yoga exercises included in Steve Ross's videos are Sun Salutation, Plank and Pigeon. Ross hosted an instructional yoga show on the Oxygen Network called "Inhale with Steve Ross" from 2000-2010.

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The yoga exercise Sun Salutation is a sequence of poses designed to give homage to the life-giving power of the sun. This sequence is usable on its own as a short but effective workout, or as the prelude to a longer yoga session. Sun Salutation starts with Mountain Pose. From Mountain Pose, inhale, lift your arms up over your head and go into an Upward Salute, then exhale down into a Standing Forward Bend. Next, inhaling again, come up halfway to a Half Standing Forward Bend.

From Half Standing Forward Bend, exhale, jump or step back, and come down stretched out on all fours into Plank Pose. Bend your elbows and lower your body halfway down to the floor to go into Four-Limbed Staff Pose. From here, inhale and bring your torso up into Upward-Facing Dog Pose, or Cobra. Exhale, tuck your toes under and use the strength of your core to lift yourself up into Downward-Facing Dog Pose, and stay for 5 breaths. Next, jump or step your feet forward to your hands for the Feet to Hands Transition.

Inhale into another Half Standing Forward Bend and exhale into another Standing Forward Bend. Inhale again and rise into Upward Salute, then exhale back into your original pose, Mountain Pose. The Sun Salutation sequence is complete.

Pigeon Pose is an intermediate-level yoga pose where you begin on all fours and end up with your legs angled in opposite directions around your body and your arms over your head. This pose is especially good for opening up the hips and strengthening the knees.

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