This is a 13 minute beginner level yoga video with a focus on core. It’s important NOT to skip past the beginning and end (I always try to skip straight to the actual workout, which starts at about 2:00 minutes). Getting your mind right and bringing your awareness inside your body will benefit you more than skipping the 2 minutes.
If you are a beginner, drop to your knees in the planks. It is easy to do planks wrong, and I would rather you work on tightening your core throughout the chaturanga. Don’t forget to breathe. Breathing is so important.
I know the core section isn’t fun, but power through it and it goes by quickly. If your wrists hurt, go on your forearms. If they are tough, skip the knee to fore head and just work on the transition from downward dog to plank.
Start where you are at, as comparison is the killer of joy.
- Hamstrings & Calves
- Lower Back Stretching and Strengthening
- Hip openers
- CORE!! CORE!!
- Arms & Back (Plank, Downward Dog)
- Mountain Pose
- Forward Fold –
- Downward Dog (Inverted V)
- Tripod Downward Dog
- Warrior 1
- Warrior 2
If you are more advanced, do this video at your own pace. Watch it twice, maybe speeding up the pace the second time, or adding an extra vinyasa or two. Make it your own.