September is National Yoga Month, which is a great time to celebrate the many benefits of yoga. Not only does the practice reduce stress, clear the mind, improve flexibility and balance, and build muscle, it can can also be an excellent heart-pumping activity. In honor of this special month for yogis, Two Fit Moms is offering you this eight-pose flow that will help you reap the cardiovascular benefits of yoga. Time to get sweaty!
1. Mountain Pose to Upward Salute
Tadasana to Urdhva Hastasana
Start by standing at the top of your mat with your big toes touching and heels slightly apart. Spread your toes and root down evenly through the feet. Bring your hands to heart center and focus on your breath moving in and out of your body. Keep this awareness throughout the entire flow. On an inhale, sweep your arms up toward the sky for Upward Salute.
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