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It’s been awhile since I shared a Wellness Wednesday post and I wanted to update you guys on one of my favorite workout routines: Ab’asanas.
Ab’asanas was created by Morgan, formerly known as The Southern Yogi, one of my absolute favorite Instagram yogis. It’s a series of exercises that incorporate yoga into your core workout. Some of you may be thinking, well yoga isn’t that hard but I promise you will sweat.
I have only done her first book (the expanded version) but since I am on the quest for a handstand I will be trying her second book soon! Her first book is a great introduction to yoga, if you’ve never tried yoga this is where you should start. Although I had been doing yoga for a year or so before I dove into Ab’asanas I still wanted to start with the first book because I was intimidated that some of the poses in book two, which is more geared toward prepping for inversions, would be too advanced for me. After getting the first book I was very happy with my decision because there were some moves that I struggled with. I felt so discouraged at first but as I kept working at it they came easier to me.
The thing I love the most about Ab’asanas however is that it’s adaptable. Being in class until 5 some days only gives me an hour at the gym (oh summer hours…) so I need to use my time wisely. I use the examples in the back as a template and typically do 5 exercises as a set and then depending on the time I have I will do anywhere from 3-5 sets.
I’ll keep you updated on my progress with book 2, once I get there!
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If exercising is one of your resolutions I have a workout for you!
Today’s Wellness Wednesday is a HIIT workout to target your core. If you read my How I Stay Active post you know I am a group exercise instructor and I taught Ab Lab this past semester. I wanted to share one of my workouts with you guys, it’s super simple and should only take about 15 minutes.
I would suggest doing some jumping jacks or a quick jog to warm up before you start exercising.
You should do each exercise for 45 seconds with 15 second rest and then there is a cardio exercise at the end of each section that you will do for one minute.
Round 1: Obliques
Cardio: one minute of jumping jacks
Round 2: Planks- if you have any shoulder restrictions skip this one!!
Cardio: high knees
Round 3: Keep it Moving