Get Ready to Take on Summer with 3 Endurance Moves

Bella Breakdown These no equipment strength training moves will get you in hiking, biking and swimming shape in no time. The first move is for hiking, who wants to be the last one in the group? Keep at the head of the pack with these lunges, start with your basic runner’s lung, touching the floor with one hand and hop up with the leg from behind coming to hip level. After 3 sets of 15 reps on each side you’ll be at your peak and the mountain peak in no time. Jump into the deep end of the pool...

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The Ultimate De-Stressor

  Bella Breakdown Yogi’s use victorious breath to ground and center at the beginning of class and to get through more challenging poses. While you may not be trying to tackle eagle pose first thing in the morning, this can help prepare you for a challenging day, or help de-stress you after a long time at work. You can practice victorious breath in 7 simple steps: Step 1: Find a comfortable seat step 2 : Hands on your thighs step 3 : Head high and relax your shoulders step 4 : Close your eyes step 5 : Inhale and...

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Say Goodbye to PMS with Yoga

Bella Breakdown No woman likes feeling bloated and cramped, but instead of franticly reaching for your Midol, try this natural solution to relieve your side-effects while it’s your time of the month. What’s this cure-all for PMS? Yoga! Next time your aunt flow pays you a visit, try this yoga routine designed to help us Bellas out. Start seated, breathing nice and easy then put your left elbow on the mat and reach your right arm up and over giving your side a nice gentle stretch, come back to the center then repeat on the other side. Don’t let...

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Relief for Tense Shoulders

Bella Breakdown This generation is notorious for spending hours at a time bent over their computer – much like you are now (ahem) – but with this simple yoga pose, Eagle, you’ll feel that tension vanish. It’s broken down into three steps to work the neck, hips and the legs. Start by crossing your elbows over each other and then bend at the elbows. Bring the backs of the hands so they touch or if you like, you can wrap the hands all the way around one another. Pause here for a deep breath and stretch the upper back....

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Yoga Poses to Unwind

Bella Breakdown We know you’re busy juggling ten things at once, but sometimes you need to take some time for yourself and unwind. We love these easy yoga poses by Tara Stiles that are perfect for releasing some of that tension after a long day of work. #1 Start by reaching up at the front of your mat, and bend over on your exhale. Step one leg to the back of your mat and bring your arms down on either side of you front leg. Soften into the pose and drop your knee to the mat then reach back....

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