Toning the legs and glutes

Radha Patel

Radha Patel

Dru Yoga Teacher & founder of TOGA

Radha has trained as a Dru Yoga teacher and is currently a guest tutor on Dru Yoga courses and workshops as well as recently founding a whole new, innovative...

Toning the legs and glutes

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Duration: 
38 mins

Enjoy this fun, strong TOGA class to help you tone up your legs and glutes.


The glutes and hips are often an area where our bodies store excess fat, so in this class Radha will help us to help tone and shape these muscles. So, what are the glutes? The gluteal muscles are a group of three main muscles which make up the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. These three muscles originate from the ilium and sacrum and insert onto the femur.




Caution: This is an advanced class. If you have any back problems, you are pregnant or suffer from any condition that compromises your capacity to engage in these exercises, please choose a more appropriate class on the site.

 

1. Warm up
Start off as you mean to go on, with a great warm up session of a dynamic TOGA (toning yoga) version of the Sun Salute (Surya Namaskara). This sequence includes the Runner, the Cobra, the Dog and the standing forward bend.


2. Main session

Ready to start your full and dynamic toning yoga programme? Great! Here's what to expect:

  • dynamic squats - this flows into jumping dynamic squats
  • standing muscle focus - watch your balance as you maintain a steady contraction of focused muscle groups in the leg. Do this by holding the Stork and the leg fold.
  • the lunge with an option to twist
  • reverse lunge with knee lift
  • Runner to Dog stretch
  • Relax and recover in the Crocodile pose


3. Cool Down
To complete the class we'll do a great cool down with slower version of the Sun Salute to enjoy a deeper stretch. Throughout these movements focus your awareness on the breath.

  • the spinal wave 
  • the Runner
  • Cobra
  • Dog
  • Runner 
  • Spinal Wave

 

4. Relaxation
Complete this wonderful class with a deep and well-deserved relaxation. Well Done!

 


 

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26 Jun, 2017
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Jo
Thank you Radha, lovely class to start the day x
5 Jun, 2017
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Rosie Mead
Lovely energising class, Radha! Feeling fabulous now! Thanks you

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