core warm up yoga flow
Wow it’s been awhile since I’ve posted a workout! I promise now that I have a new phone I will be able to post more frequently (it used to be quite a process). Here is a gentle/moderate yoga flow that is appropriate as a pre-work out warm up, a quick abdominal challenge if you have 10 minutes to spare, or you can repeat it 3 times to get a little sweat on. Usually when I teach my mommy baby yoga class or hatha class we warm up with some variation of this. You don’t need any equipment, although a mat would make it less slippery. Enjoy!
THE ABDOMINAL WORKOUT
Here are some ab exercises that you can do when you have 5 minutes of free time. To make the most of your ab workout, try to make sure you exhale on exertion (e.g. exhale as your crunch) and keep the core tight by pulling your belly button up and inwards (e.g. while planking). Below is a video to guide you through the ab workout – again I’ve used a tabata timer so this could be one round of tabata if you are doing a tabata workout! For the mommies – these are great to build your core strength post-pregnancy/labour (always make sure you are cleared for exercise with your health care practitioner).