This fun and challenging power yoga workout can be done anywhere (by anyone), in approximately 20 minutes, using just your bodyweight. It’s a total body toner, and it helps improve balance and flexibility!
If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Snapchat, then you know that I’m going on week five of my overseas study-cation.
While it was easy to stay on top of my exercise routine while I was in Italy (the beautiful Genova boardwalk provided easy motivation for my morning runs), it’s become increasingly difficult to get in a sweat sesh here in Spain.
The sweltering heat of Seville made running outdoors out of the question and the lack of a gym at our hotel or even an open space for jumping rope/HIIT left me at a loss as to what to do for a workout.
Luckily, I had one more workout idea up my sleeve.
During my time at the Propel Co:Labs Pop-Up I came up with a fun, effective Power Yoga Workout that can be done anywhere, with absolutely no equipment and minimal space. This workout is based on static yoga poses, but instead uses dynamic movements to keep your energy and heart rate up. It’s a type of “cardi-yoga” workout.
The sequence works for all fitness levels. Yoga newbies: you can find modifications included in the descriptions below the more advanced poses.
This power yoga workout targets pretty much every muscle in the bod: the quads, hamstrings, inner thighs (adductors), glutes, calves, shoulders, triceps, and the entire abdominal core, including your lower back.
It’s also a great way to improve your balance — something often overlooked in many fitness routines. One of the first things you learn as a personal trainer is that achieving balance is paramount to avoiding injuries and muscle imbalances.
Lastly, it helps increase flexibility. It’s yoga, so, obvi.
Just when I thought I was out of options yesterday morning, I remembered this and got a great pre-croissant workout going right in the comfort of my hotel room.
If you’re traveling (or simply not in the mood to schlep to the yoga studio), try this for a challenging, but convenient, workout.