Vinyasa Yoga to Strengthen the Quads & Core

Hey, hey, I just posted a pretty darn good quad and core strengthening vinyasa yoga video on the YouTube channel!  This yoga session focuses on strengthening your quadriceps and core.  When I say core, I mean the whole core.  That means the front, sides and back muscles.

Why should we focus on building strength in the core?  Well, for one thing it helps the body move more efficiently.  Strengthening the core helps relieve pain and disfunction in the extremities (arms, legs, feet, etc.)  Working on the core also helps relieve low back pain and poor posture.

So many of us spend our days sitting or hunched over the computer, which in turn leads to bad posture and weaken muscles.  I am so grateful that I get to teach yoga most days and when I'm not doing that, I am able to be active, mostly by chasing around my almost 3-year-old.

Which helps my posture however, when I spent most of my days sitting or laying while breast-feeding or holding a baby, I noticed my posture and abdominal strength was pretty poor.  Coming from having a strong core and body to being way less active and having a super weak middle, I now know how important the core muscles are to every day movements.

This quad and core strengthening vinyasa yoga video (and mini sequence below, for those of you without the ability to watch a video) will help strengthen weak areas in the core and legs.  If you do this video often you will notice a difference in your overall strength.


Quad & Core Strengthening Vinyasa Yoga Sequence

Warm Up:  cat/cow pose, sun bird (bird dog), hovering table top, plank & surya namaskar A (sun salutation A).

Strengthening sequence:  standing stork & step forward into crescent lunge, side stretch in crescent lunge, crescent lunge twist, side plank, garland pose, crow pose, staff pose & reverse plank.

Cool down:   seated wide-angle forward fold, bound angle pose, happy baby, reclining twist & corpse pose.

cheers,

Val

Disclaimer: The information on this website (Alt Yoga Vibe) is for informational purposes only and does not substitute for medical treatment or hands on instruction.  If you are experiencing any severe pain or symptoms, please consult a healthcare practitioner.