Swing yoga sun salutation for a full body warm up and calf workout.
This Swing Yoga instructional video is instructed by Goli Hashtroudi, a renowned fitness instructor from Dubai. Goli is internationally certified by Les Mills training program, TRX, Studio Pilates and Studio Yoga. She shows you how to strengthen your Front and Back Core, Calves and Back by doing these very fun yet effective Swing Yoga moves.
You start by bringing the hammock all the way to your upper back, rock forward to Intense (chair) Pose, bring your feet and knees together keep pressing your hip and buttocks down, extend your arms up and press against the hammock so your scapular bone (shoulder blade) is pressing in towards your rib cage. You should feel the opening in your chest and your heart!
Now extend both legs bringing hands together in the extended Mountain Pose. Keep your arms to both side of your head and bring them close to your ears, moving from side to side making a “C” shape with your spine as you exhale, open your arms like an Airplane soften your knees imagine you want to touch the floor with your knees and swing forward to Airplane Pose, come on your toes and raise your calves, squeeze your butt and push it forward, pull your ribs toward your hips to maintain a straight spine.
Swing Yoga has many benefits. It is very therapeutic in relieving compressed joints, sorting out muscle imbalances in the body. It is unique in that it offers you the ability to stretch and strengthen, but is also a very therapeutic exercise; I guess you can say it’s for your Mind, Body and Soul.
In addition hanging upside down can alleviate muscular tension and pain as well as promoting increased joint mobility and flexibility, energy levels and circulation of the blood. Which all of these are very beneficial to the body.
You should repeat these movements three times for a full body warm up and Calf Workout.