THE MOBILE YOGA WORKOUT
Hi, I’m Kris Fondran, certified skating and yoga instructor and founder of the Mobile Yoga Workout. The Mobile Yoga Workout was designed to combine the basics of a well-rounded yoga practice with the cardiovascular and muscular benefits of an inline skating workout.
Being an avid skater, yoga practitioner and exercise physiologist with over 20 years experience instructing and training a variety of skaters, athletes, and exercise enthusiasts has provided me with the insight and understanding to recognize the unique connection of balance, rhythm, and breath that are integral to both yoga and skating.
The Mobile Yoga Workout, through the integration of a variety of yoga postures, skating exercises, and basic breathing and meditation techniques, provides a complimentary and complete workout that can improve and connect, body, mind, and spirit.
Click here for a video which gives a brief overview of the Mobile Yoga Workout.
To find additional yoga and skating recordings and videos please go to the Mobile Yoga YouTube Page.
BREATH AWARENESS & STRETCHING
Connect with the Breath Begin in a comfortable seated position, placing your hands gently on the knees. Take a gentle breath in and elongate the spine, raising the crown of the head upward. Relax down through the shoulders and arms. Now bring the awareness to the natural breath. Without changing the way you are breathing, simply become aware of each inhalation and exhalation. Continue to follow the natural breath with full awareness counting the breath backwards from 18-1. Inhaling 18, exhaling 18, inhaling 17 exahling 17 and so on down to the number 1.
Prepare the Body to Skate Chose a few warm ups to prepare the body for the skate choosing at least on for the feet, knees, hips, abdomen, shoulders & neck.
WARM UP & SKATE
Big with a short skating warm up including a few moving stretches or yoga postures being aware of the natural breath. Transition into a mindful skating push and glide rhythm by connecting each stroke with your breath: inhale stroke, exhale stroke. Once a 1:1 relationship has been established between the stroke and breath, begin to focus on the breath in the abdomen. Breathe deeply through your nose and direct the breath to the abdominal region. Continue to breathe this way for as long as possible. Breathing this way will improve oxygenation of the muscles, reducing muscle fatigue and improving breath capacity.
COOL DOWN, STRETCH, MEDITATION
Complete the workout with postures that stretch the muscles you have been using with a few moving postures. Continue the cool down with a few stretches or yoga poses. Finishing with a short meditation.