With warm summer days quickly approaching, not to mention a wedding in the fall, getting into shape is a top priority for me right now. I’ve set some realistic goals, come up with a workout plan and for the last two weeks, have been making healthy eating and exercise a priority. In addition to daily walking, yoga about three times a week to build my strength has been part of my workout routine.
I love yoga because it combines stretching with strength building for overall well-being, and also because it’s something my fiance and I can do together. He taught me his favourite Ashtanga Yoga workout shortly after we moved in together and now doing yoga as a couple has become one of our favourite bonding activities.
Ashtanga Yoga is considered especially good for building muscle strength in addition to the regular benefits of yoga. I like the fact it helps develop my muscles without weights or lengthy workouts. If you’re looking for some basic strength-building yoga positions, these four poses are a great place to start! [Read more…]