Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Relaxing Yoga and Dance Workout

I love yoga as a way to de-stress before the day or at the end of the day.
Here is a workout that is fun and different than any that i have seen recently...

Full-Body Flow

  • Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, toes turned out and arms by sides;lower into a plie squat.
  • Hinge at waist to left, reaching left arm out to side.
  • Return to start and then hinge to right, reaching right arm out to side.
  • Return to start and extend both arms overhead, palms forward, looking up.

Shoulder Soother
  • Stand with feet together, knees bent 45 degrees, and hands on hips.
  • Lunge back with right leg as you swing right arm forward and then overhead and behind you in a windmill motion.
  • Return to start. Switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 8 reps.

Side Stretch and Swirl
  • Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart and raise arms overhead, palms facing each other.
  • Side bend at waist to left, chest facing forward. Hold for 3 counts.
  • Keeping back flat and arms extended, fold forward at waist, then rotate torso to right side, bending at waist so that arms reach to right. Hold for 3 counts.
  • Return to start. switch sides and repeat to complete 1 rep. Do 4 reps.

Figure Eight Hip Loosener
  • Stand with feet together, hands on hips.
  • Step right foot out to side, touching toes to floor. Push right hip forward and rotate hips in clockwise motion to trace a circle.
  • Return to start and step left foot out to side, toes on floor. Push left hip forward and then trace a counterclockwise circle with hips.
  • Return to start to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps.

Hamstring TLC with a Twist
  • Stand with feet together, arms by sides.
  • Lunge back with left leg, keeping leg straight and heel off floor; bed right knee 90 degrees and place hands on floor on either side of right foot. Hold 3 counts.
  • Straighten right leg and hold for 3 counts. Return to lunge for 3 counts.


  1. Love yoga..especially right now! Thanks for the moves! :)

    1. I love yoga for relaxation! I am not flexible so i only post exercises that i physically can do. :)

  2. These look so great - thanks for sharing!

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