The Original Challenge

Original Yoga Challenge Day 5: Yoga for Core Strength

Welcome back for your next round of core-centric yoga! Today’s class is focused on strengthening the core in a different way than we did yesterday.

Our “core” consists of so many different muscles, so it’s important that we don’t leave any untouched.

You don’t need anything special! Just keep an open mind and a strong belief in yourself and you’ll be ready to take on today’s flow 🙂

Over to you! What did you think? How did you feel as compared to yesterday? Any differences? 

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    Meghan

    October 5, 2016 at 6:20 am

    I felt this mostly in my arms. What am I doing wrong?

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      Cara

      October 5, 2016 at 6:53 am

      Me too! I just think planks work the arms too!?

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      Tracy

      October 5, 2016 at 9:29 am

      I don’t think you did anything wrong, there was ab work, but it required arm strength. You will probably feel your abs tomorrow when you wake up.

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    Julia

    October 5, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Loved the flow this morning!

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    Sarah

    October 5, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Loving the 30 Day Challenge again! Could you possibly do a yoga flow to relieve nausea? I don’t even know if that’s a thing but any time I’m sick I always wonder if I could be using my yoga to help.

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    Viv

    October 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I don’t have much core strength, so while I do feel it a bit in my core, I’m also feeling it a lot in my lower back. Not painful, but worried I’m doing it wrong and may injure myself. Any tips on making sure I’m using my core (without ending up holding my breath)?

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    Erin

    October 5, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Is there a knee modification to do for the second side plank series like there is for the first one? I have trouble holding a full side plank because of issues in my upper back.

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    Victoria garino

    October 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Felt much more “yogic” than yesterdays work out. Tnxs!

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    Lindsey

    October 5, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    This was definitely a challenge and a bit rough on my wrists. I tried the side plank moves several times. Hopefully can build up to it being easier.

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      Amy

      October 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      The side planks were tough my wrists also. Hopefully they toughen up a bit ?

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    Lynn

    October 5, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Bit naughty but SO MUCH FUN after a few glasses of wine tonight my balance was horrific xxx

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    Erica

    October 5, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    I also found the side planks challenging. Is there an adjustment to do them so I can work my way up to them?

    Thanks!

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    Kate Nelson

    October 5, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    I love what we are doing, but I have one challenge: my wrists can barely support me when I’m using both of them (e.g.downward dog), but putting all of the stress on one wrist alone is excruciating! Any suggestions for alternatives to take the stress out of painful wrists?

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      jess

      October 6, 2016 at 1:13 pm

      Hiya! If your wrists hurt, I tell my students to do like the motion of a claw, so with your hands flat on your mat, try to do a claw. That tends to take away some pressure from your wrists. With side planks, these can be done by leaning on your forearms. So, you bend your arms, and your hand all the way up to your elbow will be perpendicular to you, and that’s what you use instead of your wrists.
      Hope this helps xxxxx

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    Froniga Rhodes

    October 6, 2016 at 12:03 am

    Only received this day of the yoga challenge. Days 1-4 not received.

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    Myra

    October 6, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I am enjoying this challenge even thought I’m a day behind. thank you for doing this 🙂

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    Tanya

    October 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Hey Erin! Thank you for being so AWESOME!! I have a few friends who I’ve passed this challenge onto. They love it as well. AND thank you for keeping it real!! Happy day!!

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    Pála Margrét

    October 13, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Workouts like these are always harder on my arm and wrists than my stomach 😉 Thank you Erin!

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    Danielle

    September 20, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Wow, that was hard. My arms and wrists were crying the entire time. I can’t wait until I’m strong enough to do these without my arms feeling like they’re about to turn the jelly at the end. 🙂

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