Yoga instructor Nicole Snow shows us some moves that you can easily do at home to get a total-body tune-up and to add a moment of focus and strength to your day.
(Make this move a bit easier by going down on your knees during the pushup).
Benefit: Builds arm strength while stretching your back and chest muscles.
Repeat the move on the other side.
Benefit: Stretches your hips while improving your range of motion.
Make this move a bit easier by dropping onto the back knee, keeping the hips square. Cross over the body and hook the elbow. Remain here for five deep breaths.
Benefit: Add leg strength and balance while you increase your flexibility.
Repeat five times.
Make this move a bit easier by:
Benefit: Strengthen your core while creating flexibility in the hamstrings.
For me, being physically active helps me connect and be more aware of my body, which then allows me to become closer to my true self and also God. After doing these moves daily I started to notice changes in how I take care of my physical body. I've started to retire to bed early, I eat healthier, and I notice I am more patient with others and myself. Because I strive to take time for my health, I have a more loving perspective of the world. I love this quote from President Boyd K. Packer; he said: “Our physical body is the instrument of our spirit. In that marvelous revelation, the Word of Wisdom, we are told how to keep our bodies free from impurities which might dull, even destroy, those delicate physical senses which have to do with spiritual communication.”
Nicole Snow operates and teaches yoga at 3B Yoga in Provo, UT.