One of my most popular workout videos is the 8 minute yogalates workout and I thought “hey Di, you haven’t done a yogalates video in a while…” so here is another workout combining yoga and pilates! I’ve combined a sun salutation with chaturanga push ups for the triceps, and added mountain climbers for the core. Along with your traditional yoga moves like downward facing dog, planks and crescent pose, it’s a challenge for the arms, core and balance too. You can see the video below or in my YouTube channel.
Push Up Plank Dog – Repeat the sun salutation into the forward fold, then bend the knees, place the hands down on the floor and step back into plank. Hold for a breath, then lower the knees to the floor and do 3 push ups with the elbows tucked in to the sides. Lift up to plank, then exhale into downward facing dog, breathe through plank to down down 3 times, then bend the knees step the feet toward the hands and reverse the sun salutation. Repeat this 3 times.
3 legged dog with mountain climber to crescent pose – From downward facing dog, lift the right leg reaching the foot high, sweep the right leg through to a plank with the right knee towards the left elbow, Push up to downward facing dog with the right leg lifted. Repeat a total of 3 times.
Dog, to low lunge to crescent pose – from downward facing dog with the right leg lifted sweep the foot through between the hands into a low lunge. Place the right knee down on the floor with the top of the foot opened out on the floor. Lift the arms to the sky for crescent pose.
Bring the arms down to the floor, tuck the right toes under, lift the right knee. Step the right leg back with the left leg into plank, lift the hips for downward facing dog. Repeat on the left side. Repeat three times each side.
Yoga is one of my favorite workouts. I love that it combines strength with power, flexibility, balance, breath and relaxation. I always feel so good once I finish a yoga workout. If you do the workout let me know how it goes in the comments, and let me know if you want more yogalates!