Jumpstart Your Calorie-Burning Machine With Yoga

I've used yoga as a part of my practice for more than 30 years. Early on, I learned that yoga is a practice of discovery. What got me excited was not only did it challenge my flexibility, but it also strengthened and toned my muscles while leaving me energized and relaxed. 

One of my favorite places in the yoga world is Destination Satori. My friends there are about living life in a more balanced way. They offer great ways to stay connected physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. So, grab a yoga mat and work into the simple hip opening pose in the video below to jumpstart your body's calorie-burning machine. 

I love doing this Resting Pigeon stretch at the end of a tough workout or yoga practice to balance my body. As you're doing this pose, stretch into the posture as best you can with the right form. But remember — don't strain yourself! Form is more important than range. It's better to be half in a posture and doing it the right way than to stretch too far into it and be doing it the wrong way!

As always, here's to your health!
Kathy Smith