http://karmelajohnson.com/2010/03/24/yoga-and-ballet-why-theyre-surprisingly-similar/

http://www.abc-of-yoga.com/info/downward-facing-dog.asp

http://www.hindu.com/mag/2011/06/05/stories/2011060550280600.htm

 

Neck and shoulder

Neck Isometrics: Place your hands against the back of your head. Begin putting forward pressure against the back of your head and resist the movement with your neck muscles. Hold for a count of 10. Repeat 5-8 times.

Shoulder stretches: Clasp hands behind the back and raise the hand till you feel a mild stretch over the chest and shoulders. Hold for a count of 10 and relax, Repeat 2-3 times

 

Hamstrings stretch

Straighten your knee as you gently curl your toes in until your feel a mild stretch over the back of thigh. Hold for a count of 10 and relax. Repeat 2-3 times. Repeat with the other leg.

 

Wall Squats

Lean on a wall with your feet apart. Slide down on wall till mid way and hold for a count of 10 and push up to the standing position. Relax for a count of three and begin again. Repeat 5-8 times.

 

Wall push-ups

Facing the wall, lean forward and place your palms flat against the wall at about shoulder height and shoulder-width apart. Bend your elbows as you lower your upper body toward the wall in a slow and controlled motion. Hold for a count of 10. Repeat 5-8 times.