Yoga has always been a challenge for me to stick with on any kind of consistent basis. I have always wanted to regularly work on it and advance to much more challenging poses like all those cool, crazy, balance poses everyone posts on instagram; they're always so graceful and make it look effortless. The reality is it takes consistency and patience and a lot of hard work to get to that point. I've never quite maintained the necessary focus to keep working on it. There are some poses I am more advanced in, but anything involving balancing using my upper body remains a struggle. I do maintain flexibility by working on yoga at least once a week, but I want to start doing it more often than that. And I want to keep the routines fresh and interesting, and not feeling boring, slow, and endlessly drawn out. Sometimes a routine like that feels really amazing and is greatly needed and appreciated by your body, but on most days (if you lack the patience like I do) it can be difficult to commit to doing. So I created a fun new power yoga sequence for today that I really hope you'll enjoy as much as I did...
It's just under 40 minutes long, and believe me it's worth finding the time. It's really fun and goes by in the blink of an eye. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Try it with me!
Cardio integrated with yoga doesn't leave you so out of breath that you can't continue, but doesn't let you relax for so long that your heart rate gets a chance to really slow down either. I like going back and forth between the 2, it keeps it interesting and isn't too many brutal cardio exercises in a row or too much continuous stretching. I like to keep my body guessing and to be kept on my toes.
Let me know how you like this workout. I had a lot of fun with it and might try to put some more routines like this together in the future. I didn't complete all of the exercises perfectly or even all that gracefully, but I did my best and that's all that matters. The effort you put forth is what counts. You can only continue improving with time, just keep at it. I'm determined to do the same, let's work on it together.
Personal Trainer, Yogi, and Wellness Coach.
Lover of tiny animals and objects. BS in Nutrition and Dietetics. Plant-based. Read More...