Completing this 7 minute night time yoga flow you will calm your mind, lower your stress and allow the body to prepare for overnight restoration!
I wanted to add a little bit of yoga before bed to help create a better night sleep. The flow needed to incorporate poses that are gentle and relaxing. On the nights that I complete this soothing flow I wake up feeling more refreshed. Coincidence? No way!
These poses have a couple of super powers to them. They are restorative, aid digestion and relieve spine tension. Sounds like a trip to the spa for your body.
Simply run through the sequence once before you crawl into bed. Or heck, even in bed! Hold each asana for 3-5 deep, up to 7- whatever feels right for you in that pose.
Full disclosure this is my very first try with creating anything in iMovie! The audio is not so great in some areas. Thinking I probably need some sort of microphone other than talking into my laptop? At least there is calming music for the experience! I almost do not want to share it but then I remember that we all have to start somewhere. Providing video workouts is a major goal I have. If I don’t start, how will I ever improve, right? If you have any tips you’d like to share PLEASE leave me a comment or email me or direct me to your favorite tutorial.
In the meantime, give this yoga flow a try tonight a for a better night sleep!
No tricks about it- a little halloween HIIT is the workout you need to do before treating tonight! Happy Halloween babes! My kids are so excited for tonight- and I am too! We usually have a few other kiddos over to join us for Beggar’s night. We have chili and cornbread before hitting up our hood. I picked these pumpkin placemats for the dinner table tonight. How cute are they? The little’s and I made a banner to hang up too. Add some apple cider mules and we are all set! I knew my day was going to be packed […]
A thirty minute yoga flow that focuses all on that core power! Read on to get the full sequence! I’ve casually dropped here or there that I am now teaching a yoga class at my local YMCA twice a week. I am having so much fun leading my small class through vinyasa style flows. I want to start designing and sharing some yoga for you all too since most of my readers are not local! Funny thing, I gave my first try at recording a flow. Babes, it was terrible! The angle was off and my voice did not carry. […]
After a few free guest passes and one Group Power class my family joined our local YMCA this past summer. The heart of the Y is community and today I have five reasons I love the our local YMCA! As I started to write this post, I realized I probably have more than five reasons I love the YMCA. My top five all stem around a core pillar of any local YMCA- community. Community is exactly what you feel when you walk through the front doors and walk down the hallways. You feel it when you’re in class or on […]
Resistance loops are fabulous workout equipment to purchase- they are light, not expensive and give a killer sculpting workout! In Body Loop Sculpt you will work arms, core and lower body. I frequently pack resistance loops when I travel because they are so light! The workout I’m sharing today I did in my hotel room when I was in Germany this past spring. Complete 10 reps of each exercise (on each side when applicable) and repeat each Block before moving onto the next! BLOCK 1: Tricep Dips Chest Fly Standing Side Bend Single Leg Glute Bridge BLOCK 2: Pushups Bent […]
Sharing a bit of my running history and the 11 week training plan that took me to the finish line of my first half marathon. HISTORY.. I have always admired runners- since probably high school. I had a friend, Joey, who did cross country and track- I was always amazed how graceful & effortless he made the sport appear. Over the years I would attempt to run- it was always so hard regardless of my desire to run.. never effortless! In 2008 I started to run more as an attempt to lose weight for my wedding. My favorite days were […]
Who loves leg day? I know I do! This Lotsa Lunges workout will fire up those legs in no time! I have been pretty minimal on leg strengthening since race training to avoid over use. Right now it is really down to only one day a week when the husband and I meet our friends at the Y to do Group Power on Saturday mornings. Although sometimes I really crave a leg day like I did last week. This leg work out is a lot of lunges. I recommend using a weight that is a comfortable challenge for you. Whatever […]
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Join me for the October Core Challenge. Carve out those abs in just 10 minutes a day all month long! Usually at night almost before my husband and I go to bed we get on the ground to do ten minutes of core work. You might have seen me post it’s 10 minute ab time once or twice on my Insta stories. 😉 With the blog relaunch I thought it would be fun to start a monthly core challenge too! 9 core exercises repeated only once for a total of 10 minutes of solid ab work. I’d love for you […]
We all have days that we are short on time but still need to get something in that resembles a workout. Quick, equipment free and effective. Try this equipment free no squat standing leg workout before you skip your next leg day. Last week when it was super beautiful and warm here- playing outside definetly trumped the entire to do list for the day- including my morning workout. Little man wanted to ride his bike so I kept pace with baby in the jogging stroller. After the 2.5 miles I needed to add a little something more. With the kids […]
Cardio at the gym can be so boring but it does not have to be! My heart rate blocks workout will have you hopping between machines while blasting your metabolism. Four rounds that are just 7 minutes each to get your cardio day done! Recently I have really been interested in figuring out exactly how hard I am actually pushing myself in my workouts. I am very curious about macronutrients. A big part I understand is learning what macros your body needs on a day depends on how much you exert yourself. Sure I can feel I worked out hard […]
Quick, efficient, compound. All reasons why I love a good kettlebell workout! Kettlebell swings alone work core, back, shoulders, quads, hamstrings and gluts while blasting metabolism in a single movement. Amazing. Today I have a kettlebell swing sets workout that is full body routine that I know you’re going to love! I personally love to do kettlebell swings. They make me almost feel like a kid playing. I enjoy them more than squats due to the momentum of the swing. So fun (or at least I think so!) You know I am all about maximum efficiency when it comes to […]
It is Thanksgiving week! The feast we eat this Thursday is my favorite meal of the year. I do not hesitate to indulge in all the potatoes, stuffing and pies- oh and the wine! After all it is a meal only made once a year and I am all about balance. With that being said, Thanksgiving should not be a day to skip out on a workout. Even a small one will make you feel better about wishing you wore elastic waist pants later that day! This year I am going to do this Thanksgiving Day Parade Workout I created in […]
Between holding babies, often while carrying diaper and/or grocery bags, and keeping my house in order — all after a long day sitting in front of a computer — there isn’t a day that goes by where I don’t benefit from a good should stretch. This is an often forgotten part of the body that we really put through the paces every day, so today I am sharing the 6 shoulder stretches that really help me recover and feel refreshed at the end of a tough day. These stretches are quick and easy, but don’t be fooled — they are […]
Hey gals! As I mentioned briefly before the guest post from Ladies, Lattes and Lifting, I have been working on a fitness calendar and I’m rolling it out for the month of November! With the holidays approaching, we will all be facing the time crunch to get those to-do lists done. I stand by my belief that you can make meaningful progress toward your health and fitness goals by dedicating just 10 minutes a day. The key is to be consistent! With that in mind I have created my first ever Take 10 Challenge! The challenge is to set aside […]
Today I have Style In Shape’s very first guest blogger: Ladies, Lattes, and Lifting! Get to know a little about Faith and try this killer workout she is sharing today! Faith has some serious #gainsgoals and I can’t wait to do this workout later today! Make sure you pop over to her blog to check out my post I wrote for her readers today as well! (PS-I have a fun new monthly workout calendar to share! Look for more information this afternoon!) Guest Post: 20 Minute AMRAP At-Home Workout with BONUS Abs What a great opportunity to be able to […]
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