I asked on my facebook page what everyone wanted to see more of, and many people requested more yoga videos. Jesse and I teach fitness classes, yoga and boot camp, at a college near us, but we are off for the summer. I have missed teaching yoga flows, and it felt great to do a nice flow.
This flow is short, about 20 minutes, but it can be repeated. Yoga is all about balance, so this workout helps tone and strengthen your entire body. Maintaining flexibility in your muscles and joints helps relieve pain and prevent injury.
I am a firm believer in the benefits of yoga. I have presented (with three other talented researchers) at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association conference on the use of yoga to improve self regulation skills in children. Our presentation was also accepted to be presented at the American Occupational Therapy Association conference. I have also presented on the use of yoga to prevent falls, and improve balance in the elderly. Yoga has benefits across the lifespan.
In addition to this yoga flow Jesse and I had a very active day. We went to a trampoline birthday party. We spent an hour jumping on trampolines and playing dodge ball. We finished up our day with a 6.22 mile trail run.
I am planning a new workout for tomorrow, so enjoy the yoga flow and I will see you soon!
13 thoughts on “Yoga Flow Workout: Lean Stretch Fat Burn”
This was a really nice routine. I did it twice – the first time as a warm-up/run through of the poses, and the second time I was able to really get into each pose and work up a bit of a sweat. Thanks Melissa!
Excellent! Thanks for taking the time to comment!
As a beginner to Yoga I was able to fallow this with confidence. Incredible work out. Loved it.
Fantastic! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it!
Amazing, how is your body soooo flexible?
Love your workouts. And, I’m about to begin graduate studies for OT. I would love to hear more about your career in OT!
I just did this work out first time every doing yoga !! and I feel great!
Cuba trip in 7 weeks here I come!! This site is going to be my main workout go to place for the next seven weeks! Hope I can keep up
That was wonderful! I did the hardest workout about a week ago and I was sore for 4+ days and am still stiff from it. I am unwilling to push my body too far, and whenever I feel stiff but wanting to get warm and lengthened, I do yoga. This workout was perrrrrfect for me. I am rejuvenated and ready to go to bed all at the same time.
Can you share more about using yoga for self regulating in children?! I’m very interested in this!
yeah Yoga is the best way to strech body parts and get relax 🙂
Stretching exercises with pictures
This looks like the SURYANAMASKAR modified
Perfect yoga practice, loved it!
I loved this yoga flow!! This is just what my body needed this AM! Thank you:)