Hello, hello powerful people. I am beyond excited to bring you a HIIT yoga flow.
Because we are turning up the heat for empowerment. If you’re new to this ‘style’, have no fear and keep reading below for my best tips for when yoga classes up the intensity.
And if you’re someone who looks at HIIT yoga as a bit of a knock-off version of yoga, well, I challenge you to open up to just a bit, and give it a go. It can be an incredibly powerful way to up the ante in your yoga practice.
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Warm up well.
As with any kind of intense style of movement, always be sure to warm up your body. This prepares you body to move and gets your mind tuned into your body and breath (see, it IS yoga 😉 ).
This flow does include a warm up and cool down period, so I’ve got you covered.
Reeeeally tap into the breath.
Just as we warm up the body, we need to “warm up” the breath. I’ve always found mindful movement comes after I take a moment to close my eyes and breath. Give yourself a touch of time to get centered, relaxed and grounded before coming into movement.
Just keep moving.
Now you’re sweating. Heart’s beating. Breath is heavier. This is when your strength comes in when things get more challenging. Just keep moving.
Find a different variation if you need. Come back to that intention of developing empowerment. Action builds strength, so determine what you need to do, and continue to move in a shape that serves you well.
An example… if push ups are incredibly difficult for you: first, don’t fret about it. Second, find an alternative for you! Drop the knees. Go slower and do less reps. Hold plank.
Because here’s the thing: YOU NEED TO GET OVER YOURSELF. It’s awesome if you can’t do “all the things”. It’s awesome if you can. Remember that nobody actually cares. People care that you show up for yourself, but nobody cares if you can do a million rounds of push ups.