01/24/2012 08:59 am ET Updated 5 days ago

Yoga Journal 21-Day Challenge, Day 16: Backbends With Elise Lorimer (VIDEO)

Today's standing series gets advanced with a deepened backbend practice. Open that heart chakra and welcome Tuesday!

When our partner Yoga Journal put out the call for their 21-Day Yoga Challenge, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. Over the course of three weeks, we're going to learn to incorporate a daily practice of breathing, meditation and vegetarian eating to our busy lives. We're hoping to emerge stronger, more flexible and mindful of the choices we make for our bodies. You can check out our progress at Team HuffPost's Social Workout page and you can follow along on our blog. Want to join the challenge? Click on the leader board below to become a part of Team HuffPost!

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