Benefits of Yoga – Christy Turlington Yoga Beauty Plan
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The next time you see a woman with sculpted muscles, don't assume that she spends hours in the gym. She may have a yoga body from incorporating yoga positions in her workout routines.
Christy Turlington knows. Like an ever-growing number of Americans, she's a yoga devotee who hits the mat for more than stretching and stress relief. She says it's her secret to staying lean and toned. "To hold a yoga posture, your muscles have to work hard to keep your body steady and support your weight," explains Steve Ross, owner of Los Angeles-based Maha Yoga. "At the same time, you're elongating the muscles, which is what helps create that long, lean look."
To maintain her catwalk-caliber body, Turlington attends yoga class at least three or four times a week. Besides conditioning her muscles, her yoga workout routines help keep her energized and focused -- crucial for a career woman who, between photo shoots, is busy designing new lines of clothing (which she shows off on these pages) and skin-care products. "Yoga really gets me going, especially when I'm tired," she says.
Here, Turlington demonstrates super sculpting workout routines designed by Ross, one of her favorite instructors, who says these classic yoga poses are some of the best for building strength, flexibility and balance. If you're new to yoga, you may be surprised at how challenging it is to hold your body in these yoga positions. If you're already a yogi, this is your chance to use this free online yoga to fine-tune your moves so you can get the full health benefits of yoga out of every workout.
But the point of this workout isn't to torture yourself with the goal of perfection. "Goals are great," Turlington says. "But yoga has taught me that if you can genuinely be in the moment, life is much, much richer."