POWER UP YOUR YOGA POSE
Break out of your usual routine and move your body in a different way. This workout mixes traditional yoga poses with strength-based movements using hand weights
IWHY This helps to banish those bingo wings, as well as strengthen and tone the legs and butt. HOW Stand at the top of your mat and step your left foot back into a deep lunge. Bend your right knee so knee and ankle are in line. Press firmly back into the left heel. Lean towards the front of your mat and broaden your collarbones. Draw your navel to your spine. Inhale as you raise the weights forwards to your shoulders, then exhale as you extend your arms straight out behind you. This is 1 rep. WHY This strengthens the core, butt and arms. HOW From warrior II, rest your right forearm lightly on your right thigh. Press into the outer edge of your left foot and bring the left weight to meet the right. Inhale your left arm to the left wall and then up torwards the ceiling. Exhale as you slowly lower the left arm back out to the left wall and in to reconnect the left weight with the right. This is 1 rep. WHY This tones the arms, shoulders, abs and butt. HOW From your lunge, ground down into the outer edge of your left foot and line up your right heel with the arch of your left foot. Press into both feet and activate the legs. Extend your arms at shoulder-height, knuckles facing up. Do 5 mini circles in one direction, then 5 in the other direction. This is 1 rep.