Looking for a routine to boost your mood and get you going? We’ve got you covered! In under five minutes, this supercharged power flow will rev up your body and mind!
The Warm-Up: This quick warm-up uses both dynamic resistance and engage/release to get your muscles fired up. Standing at the top of your mat, lift your left knee up towards your chest and using same arm/same leg, press DOWN on the top of the thigh and resist the leg. Extend your right arm towards the ceiling and find balance. Hold for a few breaths. Repeat on other side. Remember this move, you’ll need it later!
The Flow: Hold chair pose for several breaths. Keeping your right foot forward, step your left leg back to a runner’s lunge (on finger tips). Feel your psoas fire up! Hold for several full breaths. From there, plant the right hand in the center of the mat and stack your hips into a side plank (modify with the right knee down if needed). Again, stay for a few breaths and steady the posture.
The Wrap-Up: After side plank, shift to a regular plank and step the right foot forward returning to runner’s lunge. Remember your warm-up move? You’ll shift weight to your right leg and come to stand with your left knee up, just like we began. Extend your right arm up to the ceiling. You’ve come full circle! Return to chair and repeat the entire sequence on the other (left) side.