Throwback Thursday to a fun part of my practice I filmed last week but forgot to post! *************************
If you are interested in adding some strength work with weights to your yoga practice, try this out!
This particular move will strengthen your shoulders, arms and side body. Swipe left to try another variations that includes glute strengthening! 🔅Variation 1 ->Come to a supported side plank, extend your top leg long, bottom leg at 90 degrees. -> Take a weight (how light or heavy is your choice, I'm using 10lbs here) and reach your top arm underneath you then bending at the elbow pull it across your chest and then extend your arm & weight straight up overhead. -> to bring it back down, bend your elbow and draw it back down across your chest, sweeping the weight beneath you towards the opposite side of your mat. ->Repeat, with the same reach and pull sequence, being mindful not to swing your arm up overhead, move slowly to engage your muscles instead of relying on momentum. 🔅Variation 2
->Follow the same steps as variation 1, then as you extend your arm overhead, lift your top leg up and release it back down as your arm comes down. ->Engage all the muscles in your leg as you lift and lower. *Repeat on both sides for 8-10 reps.