Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather, and complete one (or more!) of these fun fall-themed moves!
Since this is the season of self-care and wellbeing, I wanted to share my favorite yoga poses. And if you’re a beginner thinking that yoga is all about the mind and re-invigoration, you’re wrong! It can also be a great way to burn fat and lose weight.
The goddess pose is an excellent hip opener and glute-builder. It can be an intense training pose for the core and hamstrings. Despite being a basic pose, it can help tone the lower body and strengthen the legs and knees.
Begin with your feet a bit wider than hip-width apart. Bend your knees until they’re bent to a 90-degree angle. Gently lower yourself into the stretch as low as you can. Focus on pushing your hips down to stretch your hips and quads. Raise your arms into a T position, and then bend your elbows, reaching your hands up. Take deep breaths and hold the pose for 30 seconds.
Warrior III pose
An intermediate balancing pose, the warrior III creates stability and engages the entire body, making it a great addition in this fall routine!
Stand tall with your arms raised above you. While grounding yourself with your right leg, shift weight onto it while you raise your left leg behind you and tipping your torso forward. Your hips act as a cantilever, and your upper body and left leg should create a straight line as you balance on your right leg. Hold for 20 seconds and switch legs.
An excellent pose for your hips. This yoga pose incorporates strength and flexibility, particularly in the lower body. While it stretches legs, it’s also excellent for the knees.
From a standing position, step your left foot out approximately 4 feet from the other, with the right foot pointed towards and the left-angled. Move your left hand down to the floor in front of your left heel and reach your right hand and gaze to the sky above. Hold 15 seconds and switch sides.
The boat pose is a fantastic workout for abs, scorching the fat around the midriff. If it’s too challenging, modify it by bending your knees.
Extend your legs in front of you on the mat and place your hands slightly behind your hips side by side. Lift your legs up to a 45-degree angle using your arms for balance. Then once you’re steady, reach your arms to the outside of your knees, holding the straight. Hold for 20 seconds.
Half forward fold
The half-forward pose works wonders for the back and releases tension in the hamstrings. Concentrate on keeping your navel pressed toward your spine so you can elongate your torso and fold deeper. Concentrate on bending into a clean fold to take full advantage of the pose.
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