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Beat Stress, Weigh Less: Calorie-Burning Yoga Workout

Burn calories and get rid of stress at the same time. These yoga exercises are great for stress relief and muscle toning.

Mon, 30 Aug 2010|

Beat stress, weigh less. Kick Stand Top. You're gonna start in chair pose and do 20 taps with each leg here. Stay in that low squat position the whole time and make those taps speedy. High Heel. From chair pose, you're going to get on your tip toes and stay in a squat position as you pulse just in inch or two toward the floor 3 times. When you return to chair pose, that's 1 repetition. Aim for 10 reps total. Side Slide. You're going to do 20 reps on each leg at a quick pace. As you lower on 1 leg, slide the other directly out to the side then immediately come back to tree pose. Hip Shaper. You're gonna start in tree pose and do 10 reps of this move on each side. Keep your abs tight and stand tall as you bring your knee across your body. Do the kick slow to get the best sculpting. Warrior Windmill. From warrior toe pose, sway left and right to complete 1 rep. Do 10 reps total. Keep your abs tight and hinge at the waist without leaning forward. Sumo Warrior. You're gonna pivot from warrior 2 pose into a Sumo squat, pulse 3 times and then pivot back to warrior 2 facing the other direction. That's 1 rep. You're gonna do 10 reps. In the Sumo squat, your feet are turned out slightly and you're on your tiptoes. Beginners can keep their feet flat on the ground. Cha-Cha-Cha. Stay on this plank position with your abs nice and tight for 30 seconds to a minute. The key here is to quickly alternate tapping your knees to the mat without letting your middle sink. Pendulum Plank. Get into plank pose then step 1 foot out then the other to complete 1 rep. You're gonna do 10 fast reps. If you're advanced, just swing legs out to the side without touching your toes to the ground. Running Dog. From downward dog, bring your knee in then press your heel back, keeping a quick pace the whole time. You're gonna do 10 reps on each leg. Scorpion Press. From downward dog, lift 1 leg up and bring the knee of your standing as close to the mat as you can then straighten it again. Do 10 reps on 1 leg then switch sides and repeat.

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