Start by lying on the back, arms down by the sides with palm facing down. Bend the knees into the chest and kick the legs overhead, bringing the toe tips to the floor behind the head. Inch the shoulder blades deeper underneath the chest, which will bring the chin closer to the chest. Bend the arms and bring the hands to the low back. Imagine the elbows are moving towards eachother, don’t splay them out to the sides. Sweep straight legs up to the ceiling, creating a straight line from torso to toe tips. Keep the gaze at the ceiling, stay and breathe deeply for 5 to 10 counts. Return the legs overhead and slowly unroll onto the back.
Good for thyroid health, metabolism and weight loss.
Start standing, feet together, arms overhead with triceps by the ears. Interlace the fingers but keep the pointer fingers reaching up towards the sky. Step back with one leg, coming into a lunge, keeping front knee over the ankle. At the same time, lower arms parallel to the floor and keeping the hips square, twist the torso towards front leg. Step forward with back leg to return to starting position. That was one rep. Go for 12-15 reps and then switch sides.
Start by standing with feet together, roll the shoulders back and bring hands to the hips. Step one leg back into a lunge, bringing the shin parallel to the floor, while keeping the front leg at a 90 degree angle, knee over the ankle. Push off the ball of the back foot and jump switch to bring the opposite leg back into a lunge, again making sure to keep front knee over the ankle. That was one rep. Go for 15 reps, rest and repeat.
Good for cardiovascular health and a full lower body workout.
Come to standing, bringing the feet wider than hip width apart. Place your hands on top of a Swiss Ball and roll the ball forward, bringing the chest parallel to the floor. Keeping the lower body stable, start walking the ball over to one side using your fingertips. The ball will be on the outside of the foot. Make sure to keep the hips square and don’t move the legs or feet. Pause and feel the whole side body stretch from hip point to fingertips. Walk ball back to center and repeat on the other side.
Good for stretching the obliques, hips and hamstrings.