Add a cardio element to your yoga practice with this ultimate full-body exercise that gets your heart rate revved up and your muscle groups awakened. A set of Yoga Burpees will seriously make you sweat!
The ultimate champion of strength-building, yoga-inspired burpees boost your endurance levels, target core muscle groups and work to improve the overall health of your heart and lungs.
Begin by starting in a Downward Facing Dog (stacking your shoulders in line with your wrists, keeping your hips in line with your knees, tucking your toes, lifting your knees off the floor and taking your hips into the air).
Although this sequence moves fast, be mindful of how you hold your head when in Plank Pose. To maintain a neutral spine, remember to keep your chin lifted by looking out a few inches in front of your hands. This will help to lessen any strain on your spinal column!
Holding a medicine ball (or kettlebell) when you’re in Tall Mountain Pose will help to further strengthen your core muscles. Start by bringing the ball (or bell) up towards your right shoulder and carefully circle it around your head. Return the ball (or bell) to your front, completing one repetition. Repeat this movement a total of 5 times in both directions, paying close attention to your alignment.