Sunday, January 22, 2012

5-Minute Workout: The Great Sexy Yoga Workout

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These five easy moves will strengthen those oh-so-handy-to-have-in-the-bedroom muscles.

This is something worth doing every day or every night. It only takes 5 minutes so there isn't any reason not to do it. I totally am doing it every day. :)

1. Lingering Breath
Lingering Breath
0:00-1:00 minutes

  • Sit in a comfortable cross-legged position on the floor or on a cushion.
  • First, inhale slowly and evenly through your nose to the count of 5, then exhale.
  • Next, inhale for 5, then pause for 5, then exhale for another 5 counts.
  • Continue, repeating: inhale, pause, exhale.

2. Yogi Sit-Up

Yogi Sit Up

Sit on floor with knees together and bent.
  • Lift feet until shins are parallel to the floor, keeping knees bent.
  • Raise hands, palms up, until level with knees.
  • Inhale to a count of 5 as you straighten legs, then lower legs and torso toward floor.
  • Exhale and return to start. Repeat 10 times, contracting abs.

3. Triangle

1:00-2:00 minutes
  • Extend arms out to sides, then bend over your right leg.
  • Stand with feet about 3 feet apart, toes on your right foot turned out to 90 degrees, left foot to 45 degrees.
  • Allow your right hand to touch the floor or rest on your right leg below or above the knee, and extend the fingertips of your left hand toward the ceiling.
  • Turn your gaze toward the ceiling, and hold for 5 breaths.
  • Stand and repeat on opposite side.

4. The Frog

3:00 - 4:00 minutes
The Frog
  • Bring elbows and forearms to the floor.
  • Begin on your hands and knees; walk your knees out to the sides as far as is comfortable.
  • Slowly exhale and press hips back until you feel a stretch in your inner thighs.
  • Hold for 5 breaths.
  • To release, rock your hips forward and press up to hands and knees.

5. Bridge with Kegel

4:00-5:00 minutes
Bridge with Kegel
  • Lie on back with knees bent, feet on floor and heels as close to butt as possible.
  • Place arms on floor, palms down, fingertips pointing toward heels.
  • Exhale, pressing feet and arms into the floor, and push your hips up toward the ceiling.
  • Hold and begin Kegel exercises: Contract the muscles you use to stop urinating, hold for 1 or 2 counts, then release; repeat 10 times.
  • Slowly lower hips to the floor, then repeat.
By Dana Sullivan; Photos by Susan Pittard Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July 2006.


  1. Can this be done in addition to the Goddess workout?

  2. Great quick stretch, the frog was unbelievable!