Hooray, it is finally Friday and I cannot believe that my half-marathon is next Sunday!! The training has flown by so fast that it’s leaving me questioning whether or not I’m ready! Well, irregardless, Shamrock Half Marathon is peaking around the corner crying, “Ready or not, here I come!” My plan of action? Give it all I got baby!
In other news (more relaxing news if you will), I’ve decided to put my fab yogi attitude to good use by becoming a yoga teacher! I’ve developed way too many dynamic flow routines to not share them with other yogi goers. I can’t wait to stand in front of a class and share my irrefutable passion for this ascetic practice. I plan to begin my certification classes sometime during summer.
Now begins Yoga Abs Part 2!
6] FULL BRIDGE:
Tip: For an added stomach stretch, elevate onto your toes and hold for a few seconds. You can incorporate reps (for an additional burn) by dropping your body down easily to the ground and then quickly pushing up to full bridge position.
(picture from http://www.momasana.com)
7] TABLETOP POSE:
Tip: Make sure your hands and feet are firmly planted on the ground, push through your shoulders, and lift through your hips. When you feel stable, try lifting one of your legs straight out off of the ground so that your knees are touching and at an even height. Hold for a few seconds and then switch legs! Make sure your hips stay square to the ground.
(picture from http://www.athleta.com)
8] TRIPOD HEADSTAND:
9] DOWNWARD FACING DOG WITH KNEE TO NOSE:
Tip: Flow this pose by beginning in plank position and then shifting your hips to downward facing dog. While in down dog position, lift your right foot to the sky (still pushing evening through your shoulders), and then slowly bring your knee to your nose. Switch legs!
(picture from fitness.allwomenstalk.com)
10] SUPERMAN POSE:
Tip: For an added burn, lift your arms and legs up in the air as high as comfortable (making sure your neck is relaxed) and hold for at least a minute!
(picture from mylotuslife.com)
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!! Have so much fun that you just can’t stand it!!