Yoga for Cardiovascular Workout
Combine movement with rhythmic breath as in a dynamic Hatha or Vinyasa yoga class.
Start slowly, and gradually transition into a more fast-paced practice.
The following yoga poses are only suggestions and are not meant as a recommended sequence. Please consult a yoga teacher for more details
Contraindications: Heart conditions, inflammation, arthritis, chronic pain.
Caution: Do not attempt any of these exercises without the guidance of a qualified professional.
1. Basic Sun Salutations
2. Sun Salutes: Variation A
3. Sun Salutes: Variation B
4. Warrior Vinyasas (A, B, C, D)
5. Dynamic Cobra
Inhale roll up, exhale roll down. As a variation, inhale roll up and twist to one side looking back at the feet; exhale roll down.
6. Bow Pose
Breathe deeply into the belly.
Practice the preparatory poses in the beginning stages.
8. Child's pose
Take a couple of breaths here.
9. Abdominal twist on the back.