As summer winds down, and we turn our focus toward school and work, it’s easy to lose track of our summer fitness goals. We’re here to help you stay motivated to keep your summer body all year round, with simple, quick, and easy yoga routines you can do at home in 20 minutes or less! There are so many benefits to incorporating yoga into your fitness arsenal, such as increased energy, flexibility, reduced stress, toning muscles, and improving your overall mindfulness. This article from Yoga Journal goes more in depth, and breaks down 38 reasons why starting a yoga routine will help you out!
For Beginners: If you’ve never tried yoga before, that’s totally ok! The sun salutation, which is a good place to start, is a series of yoga poses performed in a sequence to create a flow and warm you up by coordinating your breathing. Here’s a great, gentle sun salutation routine for beginners from Very Well Fit that has an easy to follow routine including gifs!
For Killer Abs: You may not think of yoga when it comes to defined, toned abs, but it is actually a great place to start your journey toward a solid core. This Women’s Health article has some more challenging poses to strengthen your abdominal muscles and keep your tummy nice and toned well into the winter and beyond!
For Mindfulness: If you want to focus more on the breathing and meditation benefits of yoga, or start a gentle morning practice, this Hatha yoga workout video from Yoga with Adriene is good workout, as well as an easy guided practice in mindfulness and intentions.
Have you found your perfect yoga routine? Tell us your yoga tips and tricks for staying in shape all year round in the comments and share your yoga pics with us on Instagram @lulus with #lovelulus!
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