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February
02

Can you use yoga to lose fat? Duh!  Here are a few poses that help tone your arms, belly, and low back: 

1. High Plank: tones your arms, if you hold it for 20 seconds or more while breathing, it’ll tones your belly, arms, obliques, quads, calves… everything really. 

Make it harder: lift one arm at a time, triceps near your ears just like in #tadasana, keep your weight equal in your hand and both feet. 
Make it easier: come down on your knees, keep your tail bone tucked!


2. Knee- to-nose: Start in downdog, then actually bring your knee to your nose, it’ll feel life your more in a plank, then kick it back out. 

Make it harder: hold for 20 seconds, arch you back like in #catpose or bring your knee to your opposite elbow
Make it easier: Start in a table top, then bring your knee to your nose.   Kick your leg behind you each time.  Squeeze your glutes on your grounded leg. 


3. Half Moon: Gets rid of the back fat, or muffin top. Tones your obliques big time, as well as your legs. Distribute your weight evenly on you standing foot, keep your leg inline with your hip.

Make it harder: float your bottom hand off the ground for 10-20 seconds AND breathe
Make it easier: use a block for your bottom hand. Keep you leg high though ;)


And yes! By linking all these poses together, they do work.  “Yoga” translated directly is linking body, breath, mind, and heart together- in asanas.  It’s a lifestyle choice, just as any workout regimen.  If you do just these poses everyday, sure you’ll see a difference however you’ll  really notice the most change in your body if you practice 3 times a week.  Yoga tones muscle, increases flexibility and calms your mind.

After the first time of doing hot yoga you’ll start to lose water weight, in 3 or 4 classes you’ll begin to notice that your body is sore in places you never knew existed, then after a month or so you’ll realize how much more flexible you are and look better naked :) 

Try these poses and tell me what you think.  Got other poses I should try? Holler!! Write me, I’m always looking for more #fatburing tricks.
Can you use yoga to lose fat? Duh!  Here are a few poses that help tone your arms, belly, and low back:

1. High Plank: tones your arms, if you hold it for 20 seconds or more while breathing, it’ll tones your belly, arms, obliques, quads, calves… everything really.
  • Make it harder: lift one arm at a time, triceps near your ears just like in #tadasana, keep your weight equal in your hand and both feet.
  • Make it easier: come down on your knees, keep your tail bone tucked!
2. Knee- to-nose: Start in downdog, then actually bring your knee to your nose, it’ll feel life your more in a plank, then kick it back out.
  • Make it harder: hold for 20 seconds, arch you back like in #catpose or bring your knee to your opposite elbow
  • Make it easier: Start in a table top, then bring your knee to your nose.   Kick your leg behind you each time.  Squeeze your glutes on your grounded leg.

3. Half Moon: Gets rid of the back fat, or muffin top. Tones your obliques big time, as well as your legs. Distribute your weight evenly on you standing foot, keep your leg inline with your hip.
  • Make it harder: float your bottom hand off the ground for 10-20 seconds AND breathe
  • Make it easier: use a block for your bottom hand. Keep you leg high though ;)
And yes! By linking all these poses together, they do work.  “Yoga” translated directly is linking body, breath, mind, and heart together- in asanas.  It’s a lifestyle choice, just as any workout regimen.  If you do just these poses everyday, sure you’ll see a difference however you’ll  really notice the most change in your body if you practice 3 times a week.  Yoga tones muscle, increases flexibility and calms your mind.
After the first time of doing hot yoga you’ll start to lose water weight, in 3 or 4 classes you’ll begin to notice that your body is sore in places you never knew existed, then after a month or so you’ll realize how much more flexible you are and look better naked :) 
Try these poses and tell me what you think.  Got other poses I should try? Holler!! Write me, I’m always looking for more #fatburing tricks.

#yogawheniwant

November
03

#gMotivate and I are hosting another #motivateyourday Yoga Challenge! I always have so much fun doing them, tag @gcaifano & I along with #yogawheniwant to be featured :) #chicagoyoga #sweatitout #flexy #strongisthenewsexy #lookbetternaked emojiemoji#yoga #asana #workoutwheniwant #shredded ;)

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October
26


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October
17

I’m impetuous but patient, I like soups & sweaters & dresses in winter but summer holds a special place in my heart. #balance #yogawheniwant #gMotivate #chicagoskyline #chicagoyoga #easypose #sukhasana #suryamudra #prithvi #agni #akaashmudra #ether photocred: @bigeyedfish77 #thistimelastmonth (at Lincoln Park Conservatory)

I’m impetuous but patient, I like soups & sweaters & dresses in winter but summer holds a special place in my heart. #balance #yogawheniwant #gMotivate #chicagoskyline #chicagoyoga #easypose #sukhasana #suryamudra #prithvi #agni #akaashmudra #ether photocred: @bigeyedfish77 #thistimelastmonth (at Lincoln Park Conservatory)


October
15

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October
14

October is what you want it to be. You can mope & lament in the imminent arrival of winter or you can keep on living la dolce vita &  embracing your city. #gMotivate  (at Bloomingdale Trail : Washtenaw)

October is what you want it to be. You can mope & lament in the imminent arrival of winter or you can keep on living la dolce vita & embracing your city. #gMotivate (at Bloomingdale Trail : Washtenaw)


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October
11

"Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason." -Tom O’Connor

Find your reason ;)

Here’s mine all in one photo: yoga. street art. craft beer. patience. kindness. balance.
mad love for my city. ✶✶✶✶ (at Northdown Café and Taproom)

"Your distress about life might mean you have been living for the wrong reason." -Tom O’Connor

Find your reason ;)

Here’s mine all in one photo: yoga. street art. craft beer. patience. kindness. balance.
mad love for my city. ✶✶✶✶ (at Northdown Café and Taproom)


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October
09

Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world for a number of reasons, but this week it is the greatest city in the world for one reason & one reason only. This week Chicago outshines the best of the best, because in THREE DAYS our amazing city provides 40,000+ people, with the opportunity to partake in quite possibly one of the most transcendent events a human being can ever hope to experience: The Bank of America Chicago Marathon! @edaigler10 I couldn’t have said it more beautifully if I tired! Weezy has tips, dos & donts on #gMotivate.com go check out what our #marathonexpert has to say ;) #bankofamerica #chicagomarathon #runchi #secondcity #chimarathon #runforchicago #runforboston #dreambig #makeithappen #motivateyourday #hoursoftraining #hardwork #perseverance #26point2 #marathontraining #runyourheartout #sweatforapurpose (at Grant Park)

Chicago is one of the greatest cities in the world for a number of reasons, but this week it is the greatest city in the world for one reason & one reason only. This week Chicago outshines the best of the best, because in THREE DAYS our amazing city provides 40,000+ people, with the opportunity to partake in quite possibly one of the most transcendent events a human being can ever hope to experience: The Bank of America Chicago Marathon! @edaigler10 I couldn’t have said it more beautifully if I tired! Weezy has tips, dos & donts on #gMotivate.com go check out what our #marathonexpert has to say ;) #bankofamerica #chicagomarathon #runchi #secondcity #chimarathon #runforchicago #runforboston #dreambig #makeithappen #motivateyourday #hoursoftraining #hardwork #perseverance #26point2 #marathontraining #runyourheartout #sweatforapurpose (at Grant Park)


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October
08

Snack time: beets & gnocchi with pesto & blue cheese. #thisishowyoustayaverage #veggieyourday #gmotivate #iloveveggies #vegetarian #glutenfree #beetgnocchi

Snack time: beets & gnocchi with pesto & blue cheese. #thisishowyoustayaverage #veggieyourday #gmotivate #iloveveggies #vegetarian #glutenfree #beetgnocchi


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