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Try This Yoga Routine To Burn Calories At Home and Tone Your Body in 12 Minutes

Yoga at home

We all know by now the main benefits of yoga. It’s about stress relief, stretching your body and your muscles and also for increasing mobility.

This centuries-old practice can serve as a rigorous workout. With an emphasis on breathing and correct alignment, our exclusive plan consists of six yoga-inspired moves that will get you in shape in just 12 minutes a day, two days a week.

The beauty of this routine is that it can be done anytime, anywhere, at zero cost — other than your sweat equity!

Perform the moves in the order listed, with no more than 30 seconds of rest between exercises. Start with one circuit and work up to three of them and you will build strong, lean muscle. So grab a mat!

U-Move:

Target Muscles: transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis

How to:

  • Extend your arms and legs toward the ceiling, palms facing each other.
  • Your body is in a “U” shape.
  • Contract your abs by drawing your belly button in as you simultaneously raise your hips an inch off the floor.
  • Inhale as you keep your hips lifted and as you exhale, reach your head and shoulders off the floor as your fingertips reach even higher.
  • Hold for three seconds, trying to keep only the back of your waistline touching the floor.
  • Return to start position.
  • Repeat for 10 reps, and on the last rep, hold for a count of 10.

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Rowing Boat:

Target Muscles: transverse abdominis and rectus abdominis

How to:

  • Sit on the floor with your legs extended and your hands at your sides, palms on the floor.
  • At the same time, extend your arms in front of you at shoulder height.
  • Bend your elbows and interlace your fingers behind your head.
  • Lower your back and legs about six inches off the floor.
  • Hold; as you exhale, extend your arms once again and raise your legs, coming back to the “V” shape; then lower back to the starting position.
  • Repeat for 6 – 8 reps.

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Flowing Triangle:

Target Muscles: obliques

How to:

  • Stand with your feet wider than shoulder-width apart.
  • Keep your left foot facing forward and turn your right foot to the right, so your right heel lines up with the arch of your left foot.
  • Extend your arms to your sides at shoulder height and keep your torso facing front.
  • Inhale and reach your right arm and rib cage as far to the right as possible, then hinge at the right side of your waist as you reach your right fingers toward the ground in front of your right shin.
  • Exhale and contract your abs to bring your torso upright to the starting position.
  • Move slowly and with control.
  • Repeat for 8 – 10 reps then switch sides.

SEE ALSO: Try These Yoga and Stretching Exercises Plus The Correct Form For Healthy Mind And Body

There you go! These are some simple moves, everybody can perform them, anytime, any place! Do them and then comback for more! Share with your friends!

Written by Valentin Bosioc

Valentin Bosioc - wellness specialist, certified personal trainer, certified fitness instructor, celebrity trainer, Musclemania Champion, Ninja Warrior Semifinalist, world wide motivator!

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