Day 10 Triangle – Core Challenge

Triangle can help strengthen your core? Yes, yes it can. One yoga move that I had to learn to love does indeed help with your obliques. So let’s do this move together. Come to the top of your mat Take a really wide step back with your right foot Right foot the outer edge isContinue reading “Day 10 Triangle – Core Challenge”

Day 9 Rotating Side Plank – Core Challenge

It’s time to rotate… Rotate into side planks. Are you ready for Day 9 of our Core Challenge? Let’s go! 1. Find a plank pose 2. Find side plank, hold.  3. With right forearm or hand down, inhale and bring your left hand up over your body  4. On exhale, rotate your torso to reachContinue reading “Day 9 Rotating Side Plank – Core Challenge”

Day 8 Tadasana – Core Challenge

Did you know that when you are standing you can engage your core? Today we are going to do just that, but in a yoga pose known as Mountain pose OR called Tadasana (Sanskrit). So head to the top of your mat or you can stand right where you are and let’s begin. Instructions: 1.Continue reading “Day 8 Tadasana – Core Challenge”

Day 7 Core Challenge – Chair Twist

How is that core feeling? Strong? I hope so. Today we are focused on a yoga pose called chair, but adding a twist to it. Bring your feet together, or you can have them hip distance apart Brace your core and place the weight of your body into your heels Sink your hips back asContinue reading “Day 7 Core Challenge – Chair Twist”

Day 6 Core Challenge – Dolphin Plank

Day 6 is one of my favorite poses. I remember the first time I did a dolphin plank was when I doing a Jillian Michaels workout dvd. I hated them in the moment, but my back did get stronger as well as my core. So let’s get to it. 1. Come onto your mat  2.Continue reading “Day 6 Core Challenge – Dolphin Plank”

Day 5 Core Challenge – Knee to Elbow

Off we go… to another exercise that will help strengthen our core. Here we are going to incorporate the basic plank and then add movement, bringing the your knee to your elbow. 1. Come onto your mat  2. Hands under shoulders and knees under hips  3. Extend your feet out behind you and come ontoContinue reading “Day 5 Core Challenge – Knee to Elbow”

Day 4 Core Challenge – Side Plank

One of the most dreaded exercises at least for me is the side plank. But the results speak for themselves so I trudge on and do them anyway. Let’s do side plank together and feel our abs work. Instructions: Come to your mat and find plank Keep your right arm planted onto your mat andContinue reading “Day 4 Core Challenge – Side Plank”

Day 3 Core Challenge – Plank

Another day, another core exercise. Today we are focusing on a plank. This is a good exercise and one of my favorites. It not only works out your shoulder, but also your abdominals. Instructions:  1. Come onto your mat  2. Hands under shoulders and knees under hips  3. Extend your feet out behind you andContinue reading “Day 3 Core Challenge – Plank”

Day 2 Core Challenge- Moving Bird Dog

Today we are building upon the original bird dog and adding some movement to it. Follow along with the video. Come onto your hands and knees Hands are under shoulders and knees under hips Take one leg out behind you with toes pointed and reach out with the opposite arm out in front of you. Continue reading “Day 2 Core Challenge- Moving Bird Dog”

Day 1 Core Challenge- Bird Dog

It is the beginning of our challenge. For our first core exercise we are looking at a really good one known as bird dog. Come check out how to get into bird dog. If you want to read the instructions, here they are: Come onto your hands and knees Hands are under shoulders and kneesContinue reading “Day 1 Core Challenge- Bird Dog”