Tone muscle with these yoga moves:
Want a relaxing, impact free way to tone muscle? Here you go! From Downward dogs to a child pose, these are the toning moves you need in your arsenal to get results!
Downward Facing Dog
Downward Facing Dog strengthens the arms, legs, core, and shoulders. It also stretches your hamstrings, calves, and spine. Holding Downward Facing Dog can also relieve stress, improve digestion, energize the body, and improve memory.
Begin on your hands and knees, stacking your shoulders above your wrists and your hips above your knees.
Inhale, exhale. Tuck your toes and send your hips up and back into Downward Facing Dog.
Press your heels towards the ground.
Spread your fingers wide.
If your hamstrings are tight, soften your knees.
Draw your belly button into your spine.
Pull your shoulders away from your ears.
Hold for 8-10 breaths.
It’s amazing how a solid yoga workout can blast calories!
Crescent Lunge strengthens your thighs, glutes, hips, and core. It also stretches your hip flexors, groin, chest, and shoulders. The pose also is incredibly energizing and can help improve balance and concentration.
- Begin in downward facing dog.
- Inhale, lift your right leg high. Exhale, step your feet between your hands.
- Align your right knee above your right ankle. Your feet should be shoulder width apart.
- Inhale, lift your torso up. Raise your arms overhead, pinkies rotating in.
- Draw your belly button into your spine.
- Align your hips by pulling your left hip forward and your right hip back.
- Roll your shoulders away from your ears.
- Hold for 8 to 10 breaths on each side.