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.
7 Yoga Poses to Tone and Define Your Arms
Equipment Needed: a yoga mat or soft surface.
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 okay 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.
Downward Dog through Upward Dog
Right & Left Side Plank (Vasisthasana)
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