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Strength training for yogis no.3: walkout to cobra to release tight backs

Posted by Mia Wilkinson for Strong Women Training Club

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This workout starts with some serious release. You’ll tap into tight hamstrings and lower back muscles with walkout to cobra, before targeting those underused side muscles in a twisted lunge. The main circuit mirrors the kinds of moves you’ll find in any power yoga class, such astricep push ups and deadbugs.

Core conditioning: side plank/Russian twists

How to do Russian twists

  1. Sitting on your bum, bend your knees and place your feet flat on the floor a little in front.
  2. Clasp your hands together and slowly, start from the waist over to your right.
  3. Hold for a few seconds before coming back to centre.
  4. Twist over to the left, keeping the core engaged the whole time.
  5. Repeat.