Lets Talk Health : Dynamic Yoga

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


I like to start out by combining moves that both warm up and stretch the body. Here's a few you could incorporate if you don't already have some favorites: 

Yoga Push Ups

Sun Salutation


MAIN DYNAMIC POSES 


CROW

Crow Yoga

PLANK

Hold for Thirty Seconds

Plank Yoga

SIDE PLANK

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. 

Yoga Side Plank

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. 

Yoga side plank variations

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.  

yoga side plank variations

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. 

Much Love

-G