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The abs are important and it takes a lot of work to get them into prime condition. Unless, of course, you’re a yogi! Yoga has many poses that are good for strengthening the abs.
After all, yoga is based on the chakra system, and ancient yogis believed that a very powerful chakra emanated from the solar plexus. They placed a spiritual importance on keeping this area strong. Here are some of the best poses they discovered for doing that!
I have completed week 10 and am feeling great! 😀 This was another week that wasn’t overtly difficult but I will give you an example of how effective these workouts are. We start off with a take on the running man with the resistance band. Easy, but it gets those glutes and abs working.
One of the most challenging poses this week was a tree pose using the resistance band to tone the arms. Since you have to balance yourself, it really gets your core engaged and it truly is a total body toning move. So you see the tree isn’t really that hard, but the coordination required of this move makes it really effective. This is just a tid bit of the amazing moves this week.
I can’t really give it all away here. Even though the whole regimen this week is only about 17 and a half minutes long, there are some gems this week. Another favorite move of mine this week was a scissor move on the floor involving the resistance band around the ankles. It really gets your abs burning. 🔥 If you are really serious about getting yourself a yoga body, THIS is the program you need. I can’t rave about it enough. Well, I did my 3 reps of week 10 yesterday and my glutes and abs are in need of rest, so I’ll sign off for now.
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I can’t believe how far I’ve come in these past 2 months. I feel stronger than I have ever felt and my muscle tone continues to improve. It was hard for me to complete week 8 because I caught a cold midweek. I still managed to do my repetitions, it just took me longer than it should’ve.
Week 8 wasn’t particularly difficult, but there are some poses that may be challenging based on your own personal flexibility and abilities. Gomu kasana is the pose that kinda strained my shoulders a bit but I still could complete it.
The other move I struggled with was threading the needle from a fallen triangle pose. It was hard on my wrists, but incredibly effective on the obliques. I can tell you that if you can pull this move off, it’s almost like your own muscles become a corset bringing everything in for an hourglass appearance. ⏳
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I can’t believe that I am almost done with the second DVD! Now I have to admit, I really had to push myself this week. Is the workout hard? Not really. It is challenging though. This week my hamstrings really got put through the wringer. Warrior 3 poses don’t look great in my video clip but I assure you that as the week went by and I got more repetitions in, my form improved. Balance was my biggest struggle this week.
I love the bicycle move with the resistance band, and the dancer pose was a nice add in to the routine this week. My goddess pose is a little lackluster in the video which is why I recommend filming yourself or practicing in front of a mirror. It’s hard to improve if you can’t see what areas you need to work on.
My body really is starting to tone. Even though my weight is the same, I’m starting to swim in my clothes! I was already in a size 6 thanks to Keto (link to Keto blog in sidebar) but now I may be looking at a smaller size. 👀 I also have noticed my batwing span has decreased. 😆 If you are considering this program, I recommend it. Of course, always consult a doctor before you begin any diet or exercise program.
This is a busy week for me so this will be short and sweet. Week 5 was a great workout with an introduction to an eagle pose both standing and on the mat. The eagle crunches were very effective on the abs. So far, the eagle crunches are my favorite ab workout. It was a good one and with some great gluteal moves added on to build upon our previous work. I’m still going strong and start week 6 tomorrow. More to come!
I’m now halfway through week 4! I must say that I am starting to notice small changes everywhere. My abdomen is starting to tone and I continue to build definition in my arms. Equally pleasing is the fact that my glutes are firming too. 🍑
When I started day 1 this week I was surprised how quickly I got through it. It’s just under 15 minutes in week 4, but I think it’s that I am getting stronger that makes me say to myself, “that’s it?”
This week, Zoe brings back a couple of moves from weeks 1 & 2. What I enjoyed most were the floor exercises focusing on those abs. They aren’t so bad that I am painfully aching the next day, but I do feel how I’ve worked them. Another weird move consists of a “zombie walk” that really helps to strengthen the ankles. I find this interesting as one problem I always have with yoga is balancing due to weak ankles. Such a strange move but it definitely builds strength. Stay tuned for a full week 4 wrap up.
I’ve had a chance to start week 3 and I am actually looking forward to this one. This week my balance will be my biggest issue. I’m not really the most coordinated individual to begin with and the warrior 3 pose we perform this week is particularly challenging. I found myself having to tap my toe to the mat a few times to keep from falling over.
I’m excited to be using the upper legs muscles with the floor poses and the resistance band is yet again proving it’s worth. I want to say how impressed I am with how I feel. I don’t feel overworked but I can tell things are toning. I’m very impressed that I can actually keep up with the workouts and not feel terrible the next day. Yes, I feel muscle soreness so I can tell that I worked. Yet, I’m not dreading the next workout. Stay tuned for a mid week update…
That day 3 was really hard to get through. 45 minutes and my deltoids were screaming. I do have good news about the locust pose though. I managed to actually maintain the pose! Granted, my legs weren’t as high as Zoe’s are in the video; I did good for my fitness level. I found that the key was to have a folded towel to place under the pelvis. Zoe has one in the video but doesn’t bring it up until you need it. So your pro tip of the day is to keep a towel nearby. 😉
I’ve definitely felt my glutes being worked really well. Even though that locust pose is hard, it really makes you use those gluteal muscles. I know I’m only 2 weeks in, but I really do feel all of this. Now, my biggest gripe about the program so far is that it’s not traditional yoga. That’s ok though. With how my body is feeling so far, I am confident this program will bring me some great results.
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I’m now halfway through week 2. This week my deltoids are really getting put through the wringer. The Yoga Burn Resistance band is really proving it’s worth in this workout.
I wanted to mention using the band in relation to the pose itself. This week for example, there is a move where you are in a warrior 2 pose. Then you use the band in a bow & arrow type motion to really build your arm muscles. My criticism on this is that once you start focusing on the band, your form begins to suffer. Mine does at least. I kept finding myself with my legs not in the correct position as I was working my arms with the band. This may be just me, but it’s worth mentioning.
I’m still having problems with the locust pose this week. I found that using a rag or towel under the pelvis helps. However, this is a pose I have to continue working on.