First off Happy New Year! I hope you all rang in the new year surrounded by the ones you love! Second off I have to apologize for getting off schedule, okay WAY off schedule with my posts. Life just kind of got carried away for a bit but don’t worry, because I am back and ready to completely devote this year to showing you the importance yoga. I am going to guess that the holidays were filled with sweets, wine, cozy couches and warm fires. I know mine was. I was feeling very sluggish after I returned from the holidays so for the first post of the new year I came with a New Year New Core sequence!
The four W’s of yoga
Where: It’s the new year so I found a new spot that I have never been before. A spot that brought me joy and made my practice that much better. My new spot happened to be outside because nature is my great escape. I advise you to go out and find your new great escape, wherever that may be! It could be at a new park, in a lovely new yoga studio, in a garden, on a beach, on the rooftop of a city building. It can be anywhere really, just make sure it’s NEW!!
When: The New Year New Core sequence focuses on toning the stomach. In order to see results with this sequence it is best to perform it at least three times a week for 30-60 minutes each session. I like to start my week off strong so what better way to do that than to start with this tough New Year New Core sequence. I normally switch up routines every other day in order to allow my muscles some time recovery time so Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s are the days I have found to work best with my schedule. If you can set aside 30-60 minuets for three days out of your busy schedule you will fall in love with this new session
What to Wear: Well, I practiced this New Year New Core sequence outside in the dead of winter so I picked out my warmest yoga attire. As you can see from the pictures, I wore some very comfy leg warmers along with another pair of yoga socks. The flowy sweater pictured is from Victoria’s Secret. It is perfect because it is loose enough to move with me but also warm enough to keep me from getting to chilly. As always I advise to dress in something that brings you confidence. If you are as daring as I and enjoy the cold weather, choose wisely what you wear.
Why: Everyone loves feeling strong why not start with the core. This sequence will not only help kick start your new year new you goal but it is also going to help prepare you for that wonderful summer body. Are there any better reasons than that? Well yea there are probably a lot of other reasons that make this sequence great but when you are freshly stuffed with holiday foods and ready to get back that beach body that is the only reason you really need.
Try it out! If this New Year New Core sequence sounds like something you would benefit from schedule 30-60 minutes three days a week into your planner, find that new location, pick out your most confident comfy clothes and give it a go! Incorporate these five new core poses into your every day sequence and I promise you will feel the burn! I would love to hear your feedback on it. What you loved what you liked what you disliked (but keep it clean).
Remember: Yoga is only beneficial to your mind and your body, so make it count. Don’t forget to breathe, inhale through the nose and exhale through the mouth. Hold for 30 seconds repeat 3 times. Practice makes perfect. Have fun!
These 3 links have some great ideas for a great core workout. Check them out!!
Until next time