Fitworkout Video: Yoga for Strength

Have you ever done yoga?  (I love it!)

I know, if you have done yoga before, you’re mostly likely saying:  I adore yoga!  Most people who try it become immediate addicts.

If you haven’t, you might be saying one of the following 3 things:

1)  I’m not flexible. (rarely is anyone “naturally” flexible.  we’re all tight.  this is why you need yoga. duh.)

2)  The poses look too hard.  I’d never be able to bend like that! (um, who says you have to bend like that?)

3)  Is yoga a religion or something? (no.)

The popularity of yoga has exploded in the last 10 years.  I started practicing about 10 years ago & have been a regular part-time yogi ever since.  I have my yoga alliance certification in Ashtanga yoga, but the style of yoga that I like to personally practice & teach is more a fusion of less rigid yoga styles (like Anusara) & I sometimes incorporate Pilates since I think yoga & Pilates can easily blend & compliment each other.

Here’s a workout that you can do in 15 minutes & will leave you feeling refreshed & challenged.  You’ll gain strength through a fusion of hatha yoga poses & light hand weights. You’ll also work on balance, core strength & flexibility.  Hand weights will help increase resistance & add definition to arms & upperbody.

So if you’ve never given yoga a go before, here’s your chance.  No excuses now–it’s short, yet effective, & free!

Also, as a courtesy, if you do this workout (or any of my others), would you please leave me any feedback in the comment section below or shoot me an email?  Reader feedback will help me to know what I can improve on, as well as plan out upcoming workouts.

Thanks beautiful!


  1. Kristyn
    on September 27, 2012 at 8:52 am said:

    This was an awesome start to my day! I just ran with a friend few miles and then did this video. I love this. Thanks for making this video! I’m totally looking forward to more, and I will definitely be doing all of the ones you’ve posted.

    • Janae Wise
      on September 27, 2012 at 11:00 am said:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for letting me know, Kristyn!

  2. Janae Wise
    on June 14, 2012 at 8:16 am said:

    Thanks Clare!

    You’re welcome!

    You’re right, yoga can be one of the best ways to get strong–not just core, but everything. I like a mix of relaxing & challenging postures. I think my fave part of yoga, if I had to choose would be the sun salutations (of which there are a huge variety) & savasana (which I don’t do in this video, just takes too much time for a short youtube video).

    Have you ever gone to a studio before? I love live classes, but there’s also a place for a personal practice at home–no competition & blissful solitude (if I can manage to do it before my kids are up in the morning!).

  3. Clare
    on June 14, 2012 at 7:33 am said:

    I ADORE yoga! It got me into the best shape and made my abs and core so strong. I am trying to get back into it and cannot wait to watch this video!!! Thank you for sharing it, you are the best! {And if I have feedback I will let you know after I watch it!}