What is one part of your body that is often bared, no matter the season? Your arms! Nothing beats having defined arms to show off in strapless dresses, tank tops, or swimsuits. How do you achieve that definition and tone in your arms? Commit to a clean eating diet and a regular workout routine.
Look at any yogi or yoga instructor and you’ll most likely notice chiseled arms. Yoga incorporates extensive body weight exercises that allow you to get a full body workout using nothing but a yoga mat!
We’ve compiled 7 Yoga Poses to Tone and Define Your Arms to help you achieve the look you want. At the end of this routine, we’ve included a bonus move for more advanced yogis called Crow Pose*. Please pay special attention to the video demonstration, and do not try and push yourself past your limits.
Equipment Needed: water for hydration, and a yoga mat or soft surface.
Equipment Recommended: yoga mat
What to Do: Ideally, we would like for you to be able to go through each arm toning yoga pose like a circuit, holding each pose for 5 breaths. Then, whenever you feel comfortable, advance to 10 breaths. There is a bonus advanced pose at the end called Crow Pose which you should learn slowly and not rush. It’s ok if you cannot get it right away, as Crow Pose takes time and concentration.
Poses and Sequence:
1. Downward Facing Dog
2. High Plank
4. Upward Dog (Urdhva Mukha Svanasana)
5. Dolphin Pose
6. Right Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
7. Left Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
8. Bonus Move: Crow Pose
Watch the videos below for proper demonstration of each exercise.
This video demonstrates correct form, and all of the transitions from Downward Facing Dog to High Plank to Chaturanga to Upward Dog.
Right & Left Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
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