Back On Track: Crescent Lunge. Up the ante on your workouts by adding weight to this yoga pose, yoking breath with explosive power. You really need to engage your CORE in this pose in order to move the weight efficiently and effortlessly.
Crescent Lunge is dynamic standing yoga pose that utilizes and integrates the muscles in your entire body. It stretches and strengthens the lower and upper body, while creating stability and balance. Think psoas, QL and flexors.
Crescent Lunge stretches the legs, groin, and hip flexors, while also opening the front torso, chest, and shoulders. It strengthens and tones the thighs, hips, and butt, while the balancing aspect helps to develop flexible stability. Considered a balance pose, backbend, and heart opener, Crescent Lunge helps the front of the body to expand, which increases energy and reduces fatigue.
STRENGTH: Do 5/5 each pose increase weight by 5 each set!
FATBURNING: 3/10 light weight for you
*CL with Push Press
**add High Knee
***add Torso Rotation
Adapt to forces from all angles, build balance in motion and stability
Continuing with my Back On Track series. I did my stretch series from yesterday throughout the day and woke up feeling pretty nimble. I love when I listen to my own advice and it works! Hoping that I can do a weight lifting set tomorrow before skiing.
Today's 10 Minutes A Day move is: Standing Abs
*Balance in motion/quick change of direction
*Conditioning-short bursts of explosive moves/metabolism boosting
*Fat burning all day
*Establish breathing pattern
In the video I manipulate the cadence to demo how easy it is to up the ante. Weights can also be added.
Cues: This is an active stretch Do 1/10 of each move up to 5x throughout the day.
1st Move: Side Bends
modification: Palm Tree Blowing In the wind
2nd: Hip Circles front and back then side to side
3rd: Open Leg Hip Chick
4th: Standing Abs.