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    yoga workout for energy

    This is a zero-equipment, no sneakers required, all energy-boosting cardio workout that tones from head to toe. "You'll target your major muscle groups from every plane of motion while scorching away calories," says Maryanne Blake, group exercise instructor at the Sports Club/LA in Boston, who designed the gym's ingenious new yoga-meets-sculpting-meets-cardio Zenergy class and shared her best body blasters exclusively with FITNESS. Complete these signature supermoves twice a week to tighten your body and revive your brain.

    Pick Up Sticks

    What you'll need: A mat

    Targets: Abs, butt, hips, and quads

    Stand with feet hip-width apart, arms by sides.
    Lunge forward with right leg, bending right knee 90 degrees, left leg extended behind you, and reach right hand to ground beside right foot.
    Return to start, switch sides and repeat. MAKE IT HARDER: Jump up between lunges and switch legs in midair to alternate sides or take shorter steps and lunge faster.
    Do 10 reps per leg.

    Trainer's tip: To help support your lower back, keep your core engaged as you reach toward the mat.

    Air Guitar

    Targets: Butt, inner and outer thighs

    Stand with feet wider than shoulder-width apart, arms by sides.
    Shift weight onto right leg, bending right knee 90 degrees to lower into a deep lunge, left leg straight, driving bent right elbow back and bent left elbow forward.

    Charlie's Angel

    Targets: Butt and outer thighs

    Stand with feet hip-width apart, elbows bent so that hands are in front of chest, palms pressed together, as in prayer pose.
    Keeping shoulders squared, lunge diagonally forward with right leg, crossing it to the outside of left leg, bending both knees 90 degrees.

    Tuck and Extend

    Targets: Abs, lower back, butt, and hamstrings

    Stand with feet hip-width apart, elbows bent by sides, hands in front of chest, palms facing each other.
    Bring bent left knee up to hip height, foot flexed, and bend forward at waist to get into tuck position.

    Tadpole to Frog

    Targets: Shoulders, triceps, abs, butt, quads, and calves

    Start on mat in full push-up position, balancing on hands and toes, arms extended, body forming a straight line from head to heels.
    Keeping arms tucked close by sides, bend elbows directly behind you to lower chest toward mat.

    Thread the Needle

    Targets: Shoulders, abs, obliques, lower back, and butt

    Start on mat in full push-up position, balancing on hands and toes, arms extended, body forming a line from head to heels.
    Lift right hand off mat and reach arm under torso as far to left as possible, turning head to look at fingertips.

    Rock the Boat

    Targets: Abs

    Sit on mat with knees bent, feet flat, and arms by sides. Lean torso back 45 degrees, raising arms overhead and lifting feet off mat to extend legs together at a 45-degree angle (this is the boat pose).

    Cross the River

    Targets: Abs, obliques, butt, and hips

    Stand to right of mat (lengthwise) with feet hip-width apart, elbows bent by sides, hands in front of chest.
    Leap over mat to left side, pumping arms (right elbow forward, left elbow back) and landing on left leg, knee slightly bent, with bent right leg crossing slightly to the left behind you (in a speed skater's pose).

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    Re: yoga workout for energy

    I like Yoga very much and i want to learn,practice and perform in my daily routine activities.hope it will soon.Everyone must know this beautiful art.Thank you for sharing this mam.



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