Exercise has always been an immense source of stress relief for me. Whatever hardship or stress I might be battling back and forth with in life, I'm a lot better off if I can muster the motivation to tackle a good workout. Sometimes I crave a good butt kicking; I want to push myself to the point where I'm covered in sweat and gasping for air. Other moods call for something a bit less brutal, something easy and mild to help lessen stress levels and ease the body and mind into relaxing when they're maybe reluctant to let go of the day's worries. This routine fits the bill of the later.
Our Yoga and Pilates Workout is versatile. You can use it as an add on to a more brutal workout to bump up your overall caloric expenditure, you can use it as a standalone routine when your muscles are sore or you're just not feeling like tackling a killer HIIT workout, it makes a great cool down routine, and you can also use it any time in order to shut out the world and blow off some steam, if not just for 15 minutes. It makes for a great feel good stretching workout before bed to put space between yourself and the hours and hours you spent throughout the day sitting at a computer desk or playing on your phone. It can help you fall asleep faster and possibly even better the quality of your sleep.
- A fluid Pilates and Yoga Workout blend to stretch, strengthen, and de-stress
- 13 Exercises
- Varying Repetitions
- No separate warm up or cool down necessary
These are very effective toning exercises for the butt, thighs, core (abs and back) and arms. Many of these are great exercises for back health that improve the integrity and strength of the core - an important factor for people who enjoy tough HIIT and strength training workouts that require a great deal of core strength. This is definitely a beginner friendly workout; you can do this low impact Pilates and yoga workout as often as you like, as many times as you like during the day.
10 Pilates Imprints
10 Leg Extensions + Stretch
10 Single Leg Drops
5 Pilates Imprints
10 1/2 Push Ups to Child's Pose
10 Bird Dogs
10 Cat to Cow
10 Cobra Tricep Push Ups
10 Bridge + Press + Pullovers
10 Alternating Walk Ups
10 Alternating Knee Hug Circles
20 Seconds Knee Hug Stretch
20 Seconds Full Body Stretch
Give it a shot; it can be hard to find the motivation but it only takes 15 minutes and you'll feel like a different person by the time you're done.