Hi everyone. Oooo, this week I have a great exercise for you. I will call it "Side Plank with Leg Lifts". There are numerous ways to do this exercise, but we will begin in the easist position.
1-Come to your hands and knees on the floor. Line your hands up directly under your shoulders, shoulder width apart, and your knees directly under your hips, hip width apart.
2-Take your left leg straight out behind you with your toes touching the floor.
3Bring your right forearm to the floor with your elbow directly under your shoulder.
3-Keep your right knee on the floor and roll your body open so that your chest and torso are facing to the left and your left leg is on top.
4-Place your left hand on your waist.
5-Now you are in position to begin.
6-Lift your left leg into the air as high as you can. Be cautious that you don't go too high. You want to be safe and not pull or strain a muscle.
7-Then lower it so that it lines up with the rest of your body. Perform the pose 10 times and then repeat on the other side.
This is merely a leg lift, but the position that you are in helps to work all kinds of muscles. You are working arms, shoulders, hips, legs, butt, and more.
Terri Johansen, Exercise/Yoga Editor
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