Slim Down With Yoga

08 Jan 2018
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CRESCENT [FIRMS ABS, HIPS AND THIGHS]

STAND WITH FEET together toes forward, and arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms above the head, fingertips reaching the ceiling. Exhale, and bend forward from the hips, bringing hands to the floor (it’s okay to bend knees). Inhale, and as you exhale, step right leg back into a lunge (left knee bent about 90 degrees, knee over ankle; right leg extended and on the ball of the foot). Inhale and raise arms overhead; gaze forward. Hold, then return to standing and repeat, stepping left leg back.

WILLOW [FIRMS SIDES OF ABS]

STAND WITH FEET together, arms at the sides. Place some of your left foot on the inside of the right thigh, and knee bent to the side. Touch palms in front of the chest for two breaths. On the third inhale, extend arms upward, fingertips toward the ceiling. Exhale, and on the inhale, bend torso to the left. Inhale and straighten. Repeat three to five times, pressing foot into thigh; switch sides.

  • Make it easier
  • Keep left foot on calf or touch toes to floor for balance
  • Make it harder
  • Close eyes as you balance and bend

ROCKING BOAT [FIRMS ABS AND BACK]

SIT WITH KNEES bent, feet on the floor, hands on thighs, with the torso straight and head in line with the body, lean back to about 45 degrees, raising the feet so calves are parallel to the floor and, toes pointed. On an inhale, extend arms and legs, keeping legs together. Exhale, and as you inhale, lower torso and legs 3 to 4 inches so, the body forms a wider V shape. Exhale and raise torso and legs. Repeat 3 to 5 times.

  • Make it easier
  • Holdbacks of thighs with the hands and keep legs bent. lower torso only.
  • Make it harder
  • Once in the wider V position, extend arms overhead.

HOVER [FIRMS SHOULDERS, ARMS, ABS AND BACK]

BEGIN IN A PUSH-UP position on Your toes with arms straight, hands below shoulders, and body in line from head to the heels. On an exhale, lower chest toward floor, bending elbows back, arms close to the body, abs tight. Hold a few inches above the floor.

CHAIR [FIRMS BUTT AND THIGHS]

STAND WITH FEET together, toes forward, arms at sides. Inhale and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other. Exhale and sit back about 45 degrees, keeping knees behind toes and abs tight to support back, gaze forward.

  • Make it easier
  • Do the move with feet hip-distance apart, hands on thighs, and bend only about 30 degrees
  • Make it harder
  • After you sit back, lift heels off the floor, balancing on balls of feet (knees will be in front of the toes); gaze up at fingertips


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