Slay for Summer: 3 Yoga Poses to Tone Abs, and Lift the Booty!

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Summer is weeks away and you know what that means…

Warmer weather = less clothes

Less clothes can leave us feeling vulnerable.

Media always showing us flat bellies and no back rolls, stirring up insecurities about how we look in our summer apparel.

If you’ve ever felt self conscious about a little extra belly pooch, arm or leg jiggles, just know you’re not alone. Between balancing diaper changes, juggling nap times, and making sure dinner is on the table, our physical health can take a back seat.

I’m here to help you tone those abs and lift your legs and booty 😂 Here’s 3 yoga poses you can do at home (or anywhere) to help you get a head start on slaying in that bikini, okurrrt!! Let’s do this!!

The first pose is a natural way to tone your arms and abs at the same time, it’s called Plank Pose. It’s simple, can be modified and done anywhere. 

Here’s how it’s done: 

  • Find a spot on the floor or wall
  • Start off in table top, on hands and knees ensuring knees are hips width apart and hands are under shoulders – you can stay here in this pose for beginner modification
  • From table top extend one leg back, tucking your toes under, then repeat with the other leg. You can do one leg at a time for another modification. Keep your core engaged to make this most effective
  • Hold pose for 5-8 breaths or as long as you can, repeat 4-5 times to get a good arm and ab workout

The second pose is a natural way to tone your legs and lift the booty at the same time, it’s called Goddess Pose. It’s simple, can be modified and done anywhere. 

Here’s how it’s done: 

  • Stand with your feet in a wide stance, you can keep the feet closer for an easier modification
  • Turn feet outward about 45 degrees, it’s very similar to second position if you’re familiar with dancing.  
  • Begin to sink the hips as if you were going to sit down, the lower you go the more effective the workout. It’s important to keep the pelvis tucked under (don’t stick the booty out!) and keep the abs engaged
  • Hold pose for 5-8 breaths or as long as you can, repeat 4-5 times to get a good leg and booty lift. You can also straighten your legs and lower back down for more toning.

The third and final pose is another booty lifter and ab toner, it’s called Bridge Pose. It’s simple, can be modified and done anywhere. 

Here’s how it’s done: 

  • Find a spot on the floor, lay on your back, feet on floor knees bent. Feet should be hip width apart, finger tips should be able to graze heels.
  • Inhale press into feet so much the hips begin lifting toward the ceiling. Exhale lower hips to the floor and repeat. You can lift halfway for a beginner modification
  • Lift and lower 8 – 10 times, repeat 2-3 times for a good booty burn

These are a few of my favorite poses that keep me in shape after losing 70 lbs. I include them in my daily practice. If you’d like a full flow that will help with weight loss click HERE

Comment what vacation you have coming up below. Take a selfie flexing and tag us at #PMCslay4summer to let us know you’ve tried these poses <3

 

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