Here's That Dynamic Yoga Routine
In Yesterday's post about Health As A Balance I mention my peaches & protein smoothie bowl being the perfect match for some dynamic yoga I've been doing lately. The combination of these poses is for strengthening and building muscle. If you're not familiar with yoga or any certain pose, find a buddy or teacher that can help adjust you to avoid injury. I'm lucky enough to have a certified yoga instructor as a sister. So, when I try new poses I make sure she (or a local instructor) is around to tell me what I'm doing wrong. As you hold each pose make sure to engage all muscles and keep from sitting in your joints.
Make This Practice Your Own
MAIN DYNAMIC POSES
Hold for Thirty Seconds
Walking the left foot over to the right, twist the body putting the weight in the right arm; reach for the sky and flex the feet. Hold for 30 seconds. Return to plank position and repeat on opposite side.
SIDE PLANK WITH LEG LIFT
From plank position, walk the left foot over to the right, raise the left leg up to hip height. Open the hip, twist the body and reach up and over the head. Hold for Thirty Seconds, return to plank pose and repeat on opposite side.
Side Plank Variation
Walking the left foot over to the right, twist the body putting the weight in the right arm, bring the foot to inner thigh and reach for the sky. Hold for thirty seconds. Return to plank position and repeat on opposite side.
Try to incorporate these dynamic poses into your yoga practice (or workout routine) three to five times a week. You will feel stronger and play harder. Now get out there and get after it.
The ginger along with the cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom really make these a delicious and comforting treat. Although they're based off a holiday recipe they would make a great snack any time of the year.
These dark chocolate almond bites are full of protein and fiber and just sweet enough to seem like dessert! Almonds are a great choice for plant-based protein and are also full of monounsaturated fats - the kind good for your heart. Throw them in your pack for nutrient dense afternoon snack or a sweet post hike treat.
The next question that should be asked is, “How can I minimize my impact?”
To consider this question, it is helpful to know the seven Leave No Trace Principles. Leave No Trace (LNT) is an organization that encourages responsible recreation by teaching outdoor ethics. I encourage you to read through each principle and jot down a list of impacts that you can identify from your own recreation, and to the side, brainstorm a tangible way that you can minimize each impact.