20 Minute Yoga Flow & Stretch

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Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year’s Eve! I am still fighting off a cold so I took yesterday off. I want to be in tip-top shape for my HIIT the New Year Hard Fitness Challenges! I will be sharing new workouts and completing the challenge with you. For an idea of what the workouts will be like you can check out my Original DietBet Challenge Workouts: Here!

It is not to late to sign up for the challenge: www.dietbet.com/BenderFitness. You can join up to two weeks in, but I recommend starting as early as possible for the most time to hit your goal. Weigh-in starts tomorrow, and the game officially starts on January 3rd. 

This workout is a yoga flow and stretch. It’s quick (20 Minutes), but it felt great to do some yoga. 

With yoga (and any exercise) it’s very important to listen to your body. You want to challenge yourself, but you never want to bounce in any poses (for example trying to touch your toes: reach as far as you can, but don’t bounce up and down to stretch further). 

Also, your balance can vary from one side of your body to the other. I have better balance standing on my right foot than my left. Everyone is different. Challenge yourself. 

I included an inversion in this routine. In the video I talk about supporting the pose through your arms. You do not want to put pressure through your head. If you don’t have the strength to do this yet keep building up to it. 

If you have uncontrolled or poorly controlled high blood pressure, neck problems (herniated disks, etc), or glaucoma skip the headstand. 

Health is more important than attempting to do a yoga pose or exercise. 🙂

Enjoy the workout!
Melissa



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