We have alllll heard that yoga is amazing for you, but in reality, do we all do it? We have really been trying to incorporate some into our routines, even if it is just for a really quick flow, or just a few poses!
It is not easy to do because, like many you all, we get bored, or just don’t feel like going through the motions, but even after just a few short poses, we feel a million times better!
It can be as simple as sitting down on your mat or carpet somewhere quiet, and taking in a few deep breaths while you close your eyes, or just laying on your back with your feet up on the wall (great one to do before bed!).
There are SO many benefits to doing yoga, both mentally and physically:
- muscle tone
- managing stress
- mental clarity and calmness
Back when we were in college, we would go to yoga at least twice a week, and it was so calming for us. If we were stressed, it would be one hour where our minds would be taken away from it and in a different place. Unlike other workouts, yoga really challenges you to focus on your breath, instead of counting reps, or being fixated on the weight amount you’re doing.
Some of our favorite poses to do when we are short on time are (ps- feel free to look these up if you aren’t familiar with them!):
- Child’s Pose
- Cat/Cow Pose
- Upward Dog
- Downward Dog
- Plan Pose
- Warrior 1
- Warrior 2
- Side Angle
- Forward Bend
We tend to have really tight hips, so some of our go-to poses for that are:
- Child’s Pose
- Wide-Legged Forward Bend
- Happy Baby
- Pigeon Pose
- Figure Four Pose
- Frog Pose
*See more poses here
Of course, when you are doing yoga, looking good and cute is part of the deal as well! These align leggings are our FAVORITE hands down. We had been hearing about these for years before we finally got a pair for ourselves, and let us tell you, they are amazing!
We have a few colors in them now, and can’t seem to stop buying them, but they are worth every penny. These leggings are lightweight, higher waisted, and come in so many colors. We are wearing the blush color here in a size 4. It is perfect for spring!
We paired it with one of our favorite bras from lululemon: the Free To Be bra. It is strappy, and we love how it does actually have pretty good support. We are usually a 6 in these because of our chests, but a 4 is pretty standard if you are petite, like us!
On top, we are wearing this camo racerback tank that is so soft and comfy! We went with a size 4 in this one, and it is perfect!
For Samantha’s look, we had to get the same Align leggings in camo. How could we not?! These are the perfect level of camo, and aren’t too flashy! You could also wear these straight from yoga or pilates to lunch or errands and pair them with some cute slip on sneakers for an athleisure look!
If we buy anything from lululemon, it is these amazing align leggings. Not only are they super comfortable, but they feel like butter, are sweat wicking, and stretchy!
One of our favorite ways to do yoga is outside! We have a little patio in our house where we do it when the weather is nice, or just grab mat and do it indoors somewhere quiet! If you live somewhere close to water or a beach, that is even better.
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