An estimated 55 million people practice yoga because it supports relaxation and stress relief, which is more important than ever right now. While yoga is great for stretching, you may not be aware many yoga poses deliver great cardio workouts. Here are some great examples of yoga moves that support amazing cardio workouts.
Intense, fast-paced yoga positions allow you to achieve balance and intensity, as part of an effective cardio workout. For each pose, you inhale into one and then exhale into another.
This yoga pose works the glutes and hamstrings. For this yoga pose, you start standing tall with your feet positioned wider than your hips.
Repeat this process 10 times to start. With this position, you can keep your heart rate up for an effective cardio workout.
This yoga pose allows you to strengthen your core while increasing your agility.
Repeat 10 times to start. With this yoga pose, you can strengthen your hip flexors, while keeping your heart rate up.
This yoga pose works by strengthening the inner thighs, outer hips, hamstrings, and glutes. For this yoga pose, you start standing tall with your toes together.
Repeat 5 times to start. This pose is effective on the transverse abdominis and oblique muscles while maintaining a high heart rate.
Lay on your back with your knees positioned hip-width apart and bent. This position opens your front and strengthens your back.
Repeat 10 times. This pose supports strength building while maintaining a high heart rate.
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