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7 Step Yoga & Flexibility Routine

7 Step Yoga & Flexibility Routine

We all have time, even just 10 to 15 minutes a day to dedicate to our physical health, strength and energy restoration. For as little time as that is, it's surprising how much you can accomplish! This time can make your whole day more effective and full of energy, kicking your endorphins into gear and setting up your body and mindset for success. 

Implementing something like a yoga routine into your daily routine can really add up, as what you do consistently becomes part of who you are and how you value your life and time. Taking the time to care for your body everyday tells your body down to a cellular level that you care and want to be feeling your best. This can ultimately begin setting the groundwork for you to reach your ultimate health and fitness goals. 

See what I mean when I say how much you can accomplish in just 10 to 15 minutes a day? 

If you begin practicing yoga, you can also reap benefits such as these and more:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved respiration
  • Boosted metabolism
  • Decreased stress
  • Enhanced focus 
  • Improved circulation
  • Heightened vitality 
  • Increased muscle strength 
  • Improved balance 

Especially if you're new to yoga, here is a simple, yet effective series of yoga positions and stretches that should only take you 10 to 15 minutes that I'm confident you will love. Positions are all level, starting at the top of the body and working down to seated lying stretches.

For instructions, be sure to press play on the video above!

#1. Overhead Stretch

#2. Side Body Stretch

#3. Forward Fold

#4. Lunge

#5. Forward Fold Lunge

#6. Seated Forward Fold

#7. Downward Dog

What did you think of this yoga/stretch routine? How has yoga been effective in your own life? Be sure to share with us, we'd love to hear from you.

Sheri Matthews Kimmel is a leading San Diego based Corporate Wellness Professional, consulting for startups to large, multi-location businesses, benefit brokerage firms. A USD graduate, Sheri has consulted with San Diego's healthiest companies, multi-location entities, and leverages her relationships with large lifestyle brands such as Fitbit and lululemon to collaborate on a grander scale. She is recognized community fitness leader or large group fitness and events, a decorated Boston Marathon qualifying runner, and a long time volunteer from organizations from Challenged Athletes Foundation, Boys & Girls Clubs, Rady's Children', USD, Girls on the Run.

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