Summer is only 6 weeks away!! Are your arms summer tank top ready? Incorporate these 3 basic poses into your everyday yoga practise and by simply using your own body weight you will tone and strengthen your arms. Hold each pose for 5 breaths, use these poses in 4 of your weekly sessions and you will have toned arms just in time for summer.
Down Dog Pose
Kneel on all fours with your hands directly under your shoulders. Tuck your toes under and inhale, lifting your hips toward ceiling. Move your shoulders away from your ears, drawing in your front ribs in; push into your hands and feet.
Lower your hips, coming onto your toes and move your torso forward, with your shoulders directly over your wrists. Contract your abdominals and your straighten arms; keep your body in line from your head to your heels.
Side Plank Pose
Raise your right hand up, fingers up toward the ceiling, look up or forward, then rotate your torso and stack your right foot on top of your left. Press your torso up and have your body in straight line with your abdominals tight. Inhale then return to the plank pose and then repeat on your other side.