Hi, I’m Tara Stiles, and today on the Yoga
Solution, I’m gonna show you a nice routine that you can do to slim your waist. Let’s
get started. We’ll start on all fours on your hands and knees. Make sure the fingers are
spread nice and wide. We’ll just start to warm up your spine a bit here. So as you inhale,
gently drop your belly all the way down toward the ground, looking upward. And then as you
exhale, rounding all the way and tucking your chin in. And just a few a more times like
this here on your own here, nice and smooth and easy. If it feels a little bit nicer to
move around a little side to side or circle one way or the other way — just anything
at all that feels good to start to get your spine moving for you. And then when you’re
ready here, gently tuck your toes, we’ll start to lift your hips all the way up and back
to your nice Downward Dog. Relax your head and neck and shoulders here. And then slowly
we’ll start to walk your feet all the way up to the top of your mat here, one step at
a time. Once you’re all the way up, folding in, we’ll let your head and neck soften. And
we’ll round up into a Chair Pose here. So sink your hips all the way up into a nice
Chair Pose. Breathing easy, keeping your belly nice and strong. And we’ll press your palms
together, lift up a bit, twist around here. Elbow comes right outside your knee, firmly
push away to spin everything all the way open. And then gently come all the way back to your
middle. Same thing other side here. So twisting around all the way up and over here, easy,
easy deep breaths. And we’ll come all the way back through your middle. And then as
you exhale, just bring your fingertips all the way down to the ground, folding inward
for a moment. Next inhale, lengthen up to a nice long, flat back. And then as you exhale,
plant your palms, we’ll step right back to your Plank Pose here. Top of your push up,
just holding on for a few breaths. And from here, gently ease your knees down to the ground.
We’ll sink into a nice Upward Dog here. So swaying a little bit side to side, opening
up the chest and the front of your body. Breathe a whole lot. And then when you’re ready, gently
ease your knees down to the ground, shift your hips up and back to sit on your heels.
Take an easy breath in your Child’s Pose. And when you’re ready, coming back onto your
hands and knees, re-spreading your fingers, tuck the toes and lift your hips right up
and back to your nice Downward Dog here. Relax your heels, relax the shoulders. So we’ll
take a big inhale, reach your right leg all the way up and back behind you, Downward Dog
Split here. Open up the hips and shoulders. And then we’ll take your knee right up into
your forehead. Round your back here. See if you can actually touch your knee to your forehead.
And then send it all the way right back behind you. Twice more just like that here. Lift
your knee, round your back here, knee right up into your forehead. And, again, send it
all the way right back behind you. Last one just like this here. Knee right up into your
forehead, and then softly bring your foot between your hands, Low Lunge. From here,
push down, big inhale brings you all the way up to a nice High Lunge. And then as you exhale,
spin around to your right side here. Let your arms open nice and wide, big twist. Big inhale
fills you all the way back up. Twice more just like that here. Big exhale, easy spin.
And the inhale takes you all the way back up to the top. Last one just like that here.
Big exhale, easy spin, and the inhale fills you all the way up. And then right over to
your nice Warrior 2 here. So let your back heel find the ground. Arms softly opening
right out to your sides. And simply hanging here for a few breaths. So gently reaching
out through your fingertips, hips sinking nice and low, easy gaze over the fingertips
here. And take a big inhale, lift everything all the way up. And then as you exhale, sink
right back down and then all the back here to Reverse Warrior. Keep it going here, stretch
all the way back here a bit. And then both legs stay straight, wave your torso up and
over to your Triangle here. Maybe the hands on your shin or the fingertips on the ground.
Open up the whole front of your body. Easy breath. From here, reach your top arm all
the way forward toward the front of you, and then we’ll bring your bottom arm all the way
up to meet it. And we’ll come all the way through a nice flat back here. And then twist
to the other side. One more thing here, twist it all the way forward to a nice flat back,
and then we’ll fold all the way up and over your leg here. And then sink your hips back
into a nice Low Lunge. Plant your palms, we’ll step right back into your nice Downward Dog.
Soften the heels, relax your head and neck and shoulders. From here, ease your knees
down to the ground. We’re just gonna come into a Four Arm Plank Pose here. So right
on the forearms, tuck the toes, and come right back into to your nice Forearm Plank. So simply
hanging here for a few breaths. Top of your head floating forward, heels lengthening back
behind you. And then from here, start to walk your feet all the way up to a nice Downward
Dog on your forearms, getting your hips over your shoulders. And then walking your feet
all the way right back. And, again, just hanging on for a few breaths. One more time just like
that here. Walk the feet all the way up, lift your hips, lift your belly right up. And,
again, walk the feet all the way right back out. Breathing easy. One more time just like
that here, walk your feet all the way back up. This time, press your palms firmly into
the ground and then straighten your arms right into your nice Downward Dog here. So we’ll
do same thing on the other side. So big inhale, take your left leg way up and back behind
you. Open up the hips and shoulders. Maybe bend your knee, reach the toes. And then we’ll
take your knee right up into your forehead, super high, round your upper back. And then
send the leg all the way right back behind you, Downward Dog Split. Twice more just like
that here. Lift your knee, round your back, nice and high. And, again, send it all the
way back behind you. Last one, just like that here. Lift your knee, round your back super
high, softly bring your foot between your hands, Low Lunge here. Press into your feet
here, big inhale lifts you right up into a nice High Lunge. And then as you exhale, we’ll
spin around to your left so that your arms open wide, easy twist. Big inhale lifts you
all the way back up to the top. Twice more just like that here. Big exhale, easy spin.
And the inhale lifts you all the way right back up. Last one just like that here. Big
exhale, easy twist. And inhale takes you all the way right up here right over here to your
Warrior 2. So, again, letting your back heel find the ground. Arms softly opening right
out to your sides. And simply hanging here for a few breaths. So take a big inhale, lift
everything all the way up. And then as you exhale, sink right back down and we’ll tip
it back, Reverse Warrior. From here, reach it all the way up and back. Keep it going.
And then we’ll slide all the way up and over to your Triangle here. Both sides of your
waist nice and long. Maybe bring the fingertips down if there’s space here. And, again, we’ll
reach your top arm all the way up and over toward the front of you. Keeping that lift
and keeping your sides lifted, reach the bottom arm up to meet it. And then we’ll bring yourself
all the way back to your flat back. And then go ahead and twist it all the way over to
the side. And then last one, all the way right back forward. And then gently bring your fingertips
all the way down. Relax over this front leg. And we’ll sink your hips, press your palms,
step right back into your Plank Pose here. Top of your push up. Again, simply hanging
here for a few easy breaths. Maybe sway a little side to side or forward and back. So
we’ll come over to Side Plank on your right hand here. Lifting up the hips a bit, keeping
the fingers spread super wide, open up your whole body. And then this time, to open up
the front of your belly, reach the toes back behind you. Lengthen and open your whole body
here. Breathe a lot. And when you’re ready, rounding back to your middle, same thing other
side here. Lift up in your hips and belly onto this left hand here and then keep it
going. Reach the right toes back behind you. Spin your whole body right upward. And when
you’re ready, come all the way right back to your middle. So we’ll lower all the way
down to the ground until your lying on your bellies here. And we’ll just open up the front
of you body here. Come onto the forearms into a nice Sphinx Pose. Lengthen your chest forward
through your arms. Lengthen the top of your head forward, back of the neck super long,
tippy toes reaching back behind you. And then when you’re ready, coming all the way back
down. Now press your palms on the ground, shift your hips up and back to sit on your
heels. Take a big breath in your Child’s Pose. Relax your forehead. And when you’re ready,
come all the way back up. And we’re just going to come to sit on your hips for some nice
ab Boat Poses here. So just come all the way up here. Lift your shins, maybe straighten
the legs if that feels like there’s space here. Maybe hold on. And just breathe a lot
here. Back of your body here nice and long, especially that lower back. And we’re just
gonna hold here for a few breaths. Nowhere to go, nothing to do but breathe. So we’ll
lower and lift here 10 times. Lower halfway down. And right from your belly, all the way
up for 1. 9 more of these here. Stay as relaxed as you can. And all the way back up for 2.
Just like you’re swimming through a pool here. All the way down. And up for 3. And again
here, all the way down. And up for 4. If this is really too tough for you, you can always
have the hands behind you. Down and 5. That takes the pressure to the back here. Down
and 6. Whichever way works for you. Make sure you can breathe easy. Down. Always wanna be
able to breathe — 7. And down and 8. Couple more. And down and 9. Last one here, down.
Once you’re up for you 10th one, grab ahold of your shins here. Draw your shoulders down
to your back, maybe lengthen out your legs. Breathe a lot. And when you’re ready, we’ll
lower halfway down again. This time, up to you, fingertips either forward or back behind
you, nice big stretch here. And then hug your knees into your chest, give yourself a good
squeeze, relax your back on the ground. And we’ll just bring your bottoms of your feet
on the ground here right next to your hips. We’ll open up the whole front of you body
here and open up the spine too. Lift up in you’re hips here, lift up in your belly, breathe
a lot. If it feels good to roll your shoulders underneath you to open up a little bit more,
go for that. And just breathe super fully and easy. And once you feel pretty good there,
roll down one easy vertebrae at a time. Gently hug your knees in, give yourself a nice squeeze.
Roll around on the spine a bit. And then when you feel good, rock yourself gently all the
way right back up. And great job. So there you have it: A great routine that you can
do to slim your waist. I’m Tara Stiles and I’ll see you next time on the Yoga Solution.