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When you need a quick pick-me-up, try Meaghan's quick workout routine. Open up tight hips and hamstrings, re-set your posture, and get the blood moving all over. Perk up. Get clarity, and get down to business again.
Hi. I'm Meaghan Townsend. Do you ever feel a little fatigued? This next sequence will help increase circulation and get you going. So let's come to a sitting position. Just lean back and let's start by rotating our ankles. So extend your left leg and just rotate it around. It's okay if it cracks or pops. Mine always do. No matter what. Just somehow it will make that noise. Right side. So just rolling the ankle one direction and the other. Sending blood into our legs, waking us up. Better than a cup of coffee doing these poses. And then extend your left leg out, take your right ankle and place it on top of the left thigh. So there's a place where it feels okay. See if you can find that space so that you're not putting pressure on your thigh. If it feels too painful you can just put it on inside of the leg, otherwise, to make it more intense, put it on top of your leg. And then inhale lift and exhale reach. We're stretching out our hamstrings, lengthening our legs, increasing flexibility. See if you can flex this top foot up some and get it into your hip as well, and then check out your toes, squiggle. Make sure your leg is still alive. Extend your heart and reach. Nice and breath; into the back of the hamstring. Release. Right leg extends and take that left leg on top of the thigh. And again, find the place that it feels okay. Bring your ankle into your thigh. If it really won't ease, you can put a towel or a blanket underneath the ankle. And then inhale lift, and exhale. Again, remember to flex the top foot and check out these toes. They're maybe a little cuter on this side. Extend your heart. Nice. And then coming into the hips, so take your ankle and this time bend your knee. You need to lean back a little bit if you have tighter hips. That's okay. Stay where you start to feel sensation. This maybe enough since you're feeling a little more flexible. Put up. Maybe even move the foot in towards your hip. If you want, you can also grab the shin. This will make it more intense. You're gonna want around your back. So lift the spine, elongate the front of your body. You want around it because it makes it easier, but we're trying to stretch, so lift extend. And breathe. Don't forget to breath. Release. Next side. Cross your ankle and then bring it in. Each side of your body is different. So, let it be whatever it is. If one side is tighter, it's okay. Remember to extend your heart and lift the corners of your mouth. It's just Yoga and I promise it'll be over in a few moments. Release your legs, shake them out, then come to a simple cross-legged position. Thank you for joining me on Exercise TV. I'm Meaghan Townsend. Namaste.