Inspired by 'Black Swan'? Try These Slimming Ballet Moves

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Jessica Smith on Jan 11, 2011 at 3:36PM

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Inspired by 'Black Swan'? Try These Slimming Ballet Moves

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Try it at Home: Pass Press Series Thigh Toner

Begin standing, with the back of a chair on your left and your left hand on the back of the chair for balance. Stand in 2nd position (your feet should be in a parallel line, 12 inches apart, toes turned out) and then bend your knees out over your toes, lowering your hips straight down as low as possible while keeping the hips in line with your shoulders. Then press your right foot off the floor and bring your pointed toe to the inside of your left knee, into a passé position, while simultaneously lifting your left heel off the floor and bringing your right arm overhead into 5th position--your elbow slightly bent, extended by your ear, with your palm facing into your head--balancing on your left leg (see photo). Hold this pose for 3 seconds, then lower your right foot back to 2nd position. Repeat 16 times on the right and 16 times on the left to tone your hips, thighs, calves and arms.
 

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