Types of Yoga

6 Mindful Cardio Moves With Mantras + Music for Self-Love

Tone your body and lift your spirit with these inspiring moves that blend the mindfulness of yoga with upbeat cardio. Use this 15-minute workout to show your mind, body, and soul how you really feel about them.

Tone your body and lift your spirit with these inspiring moves that blend the mindfulness of yoga with upbeat cardio. Use this 15-minute workout to show your mind, body, and soul how you really feel about them.

Get your heart pumping with the power of deep self-love. Erin Stutland’s unique workouts blend high-intensity dance, kickboxing, and toning moves with inspiring mantras, which you’re encouraged to speak out loud throughout the workout. These exercises will help you work up a sweat, while bringing a sense of joy and ease through your body, mind, and soul.

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Set 1: How I treat myself is how I’m treated.

chair pose with airplane arms, uktasana

The world will only be able to see you as as wonderful as you see yourself. When you think about how you want to be treated, spoken to, and seen, it’s important to turn inward and be sure you are treating yourself with the utmost respect and love. Review the two movements, hit play, and alternate between them for the duration of the song.

Movement 1: Jump squat

Mantra 1: How I treat myself

With your feet hip-distance apart, lower down to a squat and jump up into the air. Repeat this movement four times. Sync your movement with the rhythm of the music or move at your own pace.

Movement 2: Front skier jumps

Mantra 2: Is how I am treated

Start in a short runner’s stance with your right foot in front of your left and your weight centered between your legs. Jump up and switch your legs so your left foot comes forward. Switch, switch, switch. Keep your knees soft and jumps light. Repeat 8 times.

Music: Be Right There, Diplo

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/track:59ZSmCCe6Ao1qtptCqX9Tk

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Set 2: Love is the key and it starts with me.

The answer to every question and the solution to every problem is love. It all begins with you. Have courage to be the first to bring love into each and every one of life’s events. Review the two moves, hit play, and alternate between them for the duration of the song.

Movement 1: Jet jumps

Mantra 1: Love is the key

Start standing on your left leg. Extend your right leg out with your toe pointed and then jump on to the right leg. As you land, bend the left leg at the knee so your left ankle touches your right heel. Extend your left leg out and jump on to that leg, bending the right leg so your right ankle is at your left heel. Switch from side to side. Keep it light! Repeat 4 times.

Movement 2: Hip swivels

Mantra 2: And it starts with me

With your arms in the air, pop your right hip and tap your left toe. Then, hop and twist to your left. Pop your left hip and tap your right toe. Twist back and forth, keeping your hips loose. Have fun with it! Repeat 8 times.

Music: Move Your Body, Sia

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/track:1ZxDfdEIqo2EqoRWgzLtv3

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Set 3: I am enough. I have enough.

So many of us get stuck in limited thinking and feelings of lack. But the truth is, there is nothing missing, and there is nothing wrong. In this moment, decide that who you are and what you have is enough. In fact, it is plenty. Review the two moves, hit play, and alternate between them for the duration of the song.

Movement 1: Side to side

Mantra 1: I am enough

Jump your feet apart with more weight on the right leg. Then, jump onto your right leg, bringing your left foot up towards your right knee. Jump out again, this time with more weight on the left leg. Jump onto your left leg with your right foot coming up towards your left knee. Repeat eight times.

Movement 2: Twists

Mantra 2: I have enough

Start with your feet together, angling both feet diagonally to the right, while keeping your shoulders straight. With a small little jump, switch this position so that the feet are facing diagonally left, shoulders still squared. Alternate side to side. This move should feel fun and playful. Repeat eight times.

Music: Hey Mama, David Guetta (feat. Nick Manaj & Afrojack)

See also3 Ways to Make Your Yoga Practice More Dynamic

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/track:5b2bu6yyATC1zMXDGScJ2d

About Erin Stutland

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Erin Stutland is the founder of Shrink Session, a certified personal trainer, and fitness and lifestyle expert. Check her out on erinstutland.comshrinksession.com, and:

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