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Ready to tone up your arms?
This great power yoga workout will help improve arm strength and help you tone up!
This power yoga routine is designed specifically to help you work on your arms. It’s not very long, but I suggest you do at least 2-3 rounds for maximum effect.
Who is the workout for?
- Complete beginners
- People looking to improve their arm strength and definition
- People looking for an in-home workout that does not use weights
Here is an introduction into the poses for toned arms along with instructions and tips on how to do them.
If you’re a complete beginner to yoga, make sure to check out our yoga tips for beginners.
1. Plank Pose (Phalakasana)
Firmly grip the mat, round the shoulders and upper back, and keep your butt in line with the rest of your body.
Don’t let your body sag at all. Stay firm and tight, and the abs will do all the work for you!
Hold for 30 seconds. Work up to holding it for 2 minutes.
2. Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Spread your palms out on your mat, and lift your butt straight up in the air until your knees come off the ground and your legs are straight.
The key to this pose is keeping your back arched enough and your butt pointed out enough that your lower back is completely straight and not arched at all.
Hold this pose for 30 seconds to stretch your hamstrings and shoulders.
3. Four-Limbed Staff Pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)
This is a plank variation. Chaturanga is also the yogi pushup. From plank position, lower your entire body down until your torso is parallel to your upper arms and triceps. Make sure that your butt is lifted a little higher than your torso and that your belly isn’t sagging.
First, try holding this position for 10 seconds. Work up 30 seconds – 1 minute.
4. Upward (Reverse) Plank Pose (Purvottanasana)
Begin in the sitting position with your legs out in front of you and your hands placed directly underneath your shoulders.
Using your core and your glutes, lift your body up until your pelvis is directly in a straight line with the rest of your body.
Hold this position for 30 seconds.
5. Crow Pose (Bakasana)
Begin in a squatting position on your heels with your hands out in front of you.
Come up onto your toes, and place your knees on your upper arms as close to your armpits as possible. Slowly shift your weight forward until your feet come off of the ground and your arms are supporting your weight.
To modify this for beginners, try placing your knees closer to your elbows or even just outside of your elbows.
Hold for 30 seconds or as long as you can.
Remember that for this power yoga workout, you will hold each pose for 30 seconds before moving onto the next pose. After all 5 poses have been completed, rest for 1 minute.
Then repeat the workout again for an additional 30 seconds in each pose.
Feel free to stay in any of the stretches for longer than 30 seconds if it feels good on your body or you think you need it.
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Always remember that the most difficult part of doing yoga SHOWING UP. Make sure to show up today and give your best to this workout. You deserve it!
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