With all the things you need to do each day, it can be difficult to find time to hit the gym and stick to a routine. Top that off with inclement weather and you might not be feeling as motivated to take your morning run. Yoga is an alternative and an attractive one because it can be done right in the comfort of your living room.
Yoga conjures up images of relaxation, stretching, and peace. Mindfulness is certainly one of its most prominent benefits, but yoga poses can be combined to help you work up a sweat.
Follow this workout at least three times a week to reap the maximum benefits and improve your flexibility and posture. To make the workout more challenging or see results faster, hold each of the yoga poses for longer.
The crescent pose helps firm and strengthen your hips, abs, and thighs. Bring your hands to the floor as you exhale, alternating between lunging with your right and left legs.
To make the position harder, inhale and arch your torso backward while extending your fingertips behind your head, gazing upward. This will really challenge your balance and core strength.
This pose also helps to strengthen your abs and gets you on the road to rock-solid balance. Stand with the sole of your left or right foot on the inner thigh of your opposite leg and extend your arms upward, bending your torso to the right and then to the left, holding the pose until you feel a stretch.
The Hover is a more difficult plank, in which you begin in a push-up position, bend your elbows backward and keep them tucked in close to your body. Hold your stomach in to tighten and work your core.
The chair pose is like a modified squat. Keeping your legs and feet together, squat about 45 degrees, as if you were “sitting back” in a chair. Raise your arms overhead with your palms facing one another. Once again, keep your core tight and gaze forward. Be sure that your toes don’t come forward and stay behind your knees.
Be sure you keep your Glasstic Bottle near at hand to stay hydrated during your yoga practice!