Workout: To do at home, in the gym or on the go
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
This exercise is called The Dead Bug, because when you’re in the peak pose, you’ll resemble a deceased insect with limbs pointing skyward.
--Lie on the floor, bend your left leg at 90 degrees and your left elbow at that angle too.
--Squeeze a yoga block between that elbow and knee and use both limbs to apply constant pressure to keep the yoga block in place above your abdomen.
--Open both palms and flex both feet. Extend your right arm along the floor and above your head.
--Press your lower back into the floor and inhale.
--Exhale slowly as you lift your right arm and leg toward each other and the ceiling.
--Your right limbs should be straight. At the peak of the pose, your raised arm and leg don’t have to touch but should come close.
--Slowly return to the starting pose.
--Take at least six seconds to complete one repetition.
--Do between 8-to-20
repetitions on each side.
--Avoid lifting your head and neck off the floor.
--Don’t curl your buttocks and hips off the floor, either.
--You’ll feel this movement in your diaphragm and other core muscles.