Quick Body Fix for the Tablet Age

WORKOUT
Thursday, September 24, 2015
QUICK BODY FIX FOR THE TABLET AGE

Do you run or play sports? Do you sometimes feel that your shoulders and back muscles are straining you to no end? Do you feel like you are becoming stiffer than a rock? The good news is in just as little as 5 minutes, you can quickly fix your body. The era of the 20th century has left most of us suffering from the same issues: tight shoulders and hamstrings, an inflexible spine, neck problems, and more. However, with a regular routine mixed with yoga, core, and stretching you can feel 20 years younger in no time.

 

Always remember that exercise is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It nourishes the mind, the soul, and even your family. Health should come first. 

Camel Pose – HEART
Camel Pose – HEART
Come onto your knees and take several deep breaths. With your last exhale, carefully arch your spine backwards placing your hands onto your heels. Roll your shoulders back and attempt to lift your heart upwards. Take several more deep breaths and envision love and positive energy flowing into your heart area. Stay in position for 1 minute
Boat Pose – ABS
Boat Pose – ABS
Come into seated position and balance on your bottom by engaging your core. Lengthen your legs and arms to your ankles. Relax your shoulders and take 5-10 deep breaths.
Advanced Boat Pose – SUPER ABS
Advanced Boat Pose – SUPER ABS
From Boat Pose, extend your arms to a high diagonal position and hold for 5 -10 deep breaths. Option: Lift your legs or hands at a lower position, or try moving both simultaneously!
Twisted Boat Pose – CORE TWIST
Twisted Boat Pose – CORE TWIST
From advanced Boat Pose, maintain the length in your spine and slowly reach with your right arm towards the floor. Lengthen your arm while lengthening your head/neck upwards. Engage your belly and keep a light grip with your left hand. Option: Take your left hand off of your left leg and try to hold. Hold for 3-5 breaths.
Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana – BALANCE & STRETCH
Utthita Hasta Padangushthasana – BALANCE & STRETCH
This is a great pose to strengthen your legs and ankles, and stretch your hamstrings while improving balance. Standing tall, balance on your left foot and slowly bend your right knee to your chest and cover your hands to your knees. Advanced: Extend your right leg into a straight angle position in front of you and reach with your arms to your toes. Hold for 30 seconds and switch legs
Hamstring Stretch – HAMSTRINGS
Hamstring Stretch – HAMSTRINGS
Stand tall and slowly bend your left knee and then grab your left ankle with your hands. Engage your belly muscles and balance on your right foot. Advanced: Shift your upper weight forward and come into a dancer’s pose. Lengthen your toes towards the sky. Hold for 10-20 seconds and switch legs.
Tree Pose – TRANQUILITY
Tree Pose – TRANQUILITY
Stand tall and try to keep your gaze above the horizon. Keep your mind in a happier state according to ancient Ayurvedic texts… Take a couple deep breaths to completely calm your mind. Once your mind is calm, your body will be calm. Slowly bring your right heel towards your groin area and press the sole of your right foot against the left inner thigh. Hold for a couple deep breaths and then switch legs. Option: Hands reach upward or to the side for balance.