I hope everyone is having a productive Thursday!!! I ran AND swam today so I’m feeling pretty good!! I thought I’d share some of my favorite yoga ab work, so here we go!! Part 2 coming tomorrow!
1] EXTENDED BOAT POSE:
Tip: Have some fun and add a twist! Straighten your arms in front of you, interlace your fingers, and slowly twist from one side of your body to the other (touch the floor next to your right hip and then your left hip). For added burn, hold your twist for a few seconds on each side!
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2] Half Moon Pose:
Tip: Turn up your hip, flex your foot, and rotate your head towards the sky for added core engagement.
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3] THREE-LEGGED DOG:
Tip: Straighten your arms, push through your shoulders, and flex your foot while lengthening your top leg to engage your core. For an added core stretch, bend your top knee, drop it towards your bottom, and open up your hip.
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4] SIDE PLANK POSE:
Tip: For an added side stretch, rotate your top arm over your ear (palms down) while pushing through your bottom arm and lifting through your obliques (forming a crescent position with your body).
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5] HANDS AND KNEES BALANCE:
Tip: Push through your arm and leg that’s grounded on the floor and lift your opposite arm and leg as high off the ground as comfortable making sure your hips are square to the ground. For added ab work, move your lifted arm and leg out to the side and hold for a few seconds.
(picture from http://www.athleta.net)
Keep your yoga practice flowing and your mind at peace!!!