If you ask me, yoga is the key to physical and spiritual health. In fact, the word "yoga" comes from the word "yoke" and means connecting our bodies with our minds. If you have a positive attitude, there is no way that you will not get your body where you want it.
However, bikini season is upon us. Try these yoga poses that will increase your metabolism and help you acquire a tiny waist.
This is super simple, and all the poses after this will be some variation of a forward fold. Just bend at the hips and try to touch the ground. If you are unable to reach, bend your knees as much as possible until your hands can successfully touch your toes.
Like in a forward fold, bend your knees as much as possible in order to get your hands all the way underneath your feet. Your toes should touch your wrists. When you are comfortable, try to straighten your legs.
Starting with your right leg off the ground, slowly lower your torso like a forward fold. Place your fingertips and/or hand flat on the ground or on a block. If you feel comfortable, wrap your hands around your base leg. Repeat on the other side.
Start in a regular standing position, and bring your right knee up to the height of your right hip. Then, slowly tilt your torso forward and shoot your leg back. Reach your arms out overhead, and engage your core. Repeat on the other side.
From Warrior 3 on the right side, plant your left hand down and reach your right arm high. Grab for your foot if you are able to. Personally, I love to use a block to support my standing hand.
Wrap your right arm up and around your left arm and you right leg up and around your left. Use your right foot to wrap all the way around or plant the toes as a makeshift kickstand. Keep your elbows at shoulder level and slowly start to crunch together until your elbows are on top of your knees.
From downward dog, kick your right leg high and step it between your hands. Wiggle walk your toes so that they are behind your left palm. Lay your right leg down so that it is in the shape of a seven. When you feel comfortable, lay your torso on top of your bent leg, stretching your arms out in front of you.
Seated Forward Fold
Sit up straight with your legs out in front of you. Then, reach for your toes. Bend your knees as much as possible so that you get a forehead to knee connection and can touch your toes.