Category Archives: Health

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: Core Scissor Twist

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Come onto the back. Lift your head and shoulders and place fingertips lightly behind the head. Inhale, elbows and feet lift into the sky. Exhale, lower legs slightly, pull right elbow to left knee. Inhale to center, repeat with left elbow to right knee. Repeat 3-5x each side.

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: One Hip Twist

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Return to Boat Pose. Plant the fingertips behind you, fingers facing the hips. Inhale, lengthen legs and roll onto the right hip only, left hip lifts. Exhale, twist the chest, shoulders and head over the lifted left hip. Inhale to center, repeat to other side. Repeat Twists 3-5x each side.

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: Rock the Boat

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Inhale in Boat Pose, arms forward, palms face your legs. Inhale, lift your arms overhead. Exhale, sweep fists to your outer hips and roll down your back onto the floor. Keep shoulders and head lifted. Inhale, reach overhead. Exhale, rock your body back up into Boat! Use hands on legs if needed. Repeat 5x.

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: High Lunge

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Come back to Downward Facing Dog and rest here five breaths. Then bring the right foor forward next to the right hand. Bring both arms up toward the ceiling coming into a High Lunge. On an inhale, straighten the right leg. Exhale and bend the right knee back over the ankle. Continue for five breaths.

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: Yoga Crunches

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Lie on your back and bring your knees to your chest. Rest your hands over your head on the floor behind you and raise your legs with feet flexed toward the ceiling. Use your ab muscles to slowly guide your legs downward. Stop when you feel your back arching. Hug your legs to your chest again. Repeat. Build up to 10 in a row.

Yoga Pose of the Week

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This week’s pose: Cat Pose

What you’re toning: Abdominals

How-to: Get on all fours and look straight ahead with your back as flat as a table. Exhale and arch your back upwards while tucking your chin to your chest. Inhale and arch your back downwards, swaying the low back as you look toward the ceiling. Repeat up to 5 times.

…This one’s for all my fellow cats out there! 😉