Beginner’s Full Body Yoga Workout with Dumbbells

Do these moves in the order shown for the number of reps indicated. Repeat the circuit three times through.

CROSS-BODY TWIST AND REACH

Time: 30 seconds each side
Works: Shoulders, abs and obliques
Stand with feet hipwidth apart, holding a dumbbell in each hand
Step your left leg behind you, then start the move by raising your right arm straight overhead while bringing your left arm across your body at chest height (A).
Rotate your body to the right and reach up through your right arm, as you extend your left arm out to the right side (B).
Bend your right arm, rotate your body back to the front and repeat.

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DIAGONAL LUNGE

Time: 60 seconds Works: Glutes, thighs, hamstrings and core
©Stand with your feet together, holding dumbbells by your sides (A).
Take a big step forwards, then bend your front knee and reach your arms and upper body over your front thigh (B).
©Reach the dumbbells down to the floor, then push off your front foot to return to the start. Repeat on the opposite leg straight away. CTo progress, lunge at 45° to each side.

SIDE PLANK TWIST

Time: 30 seconds each side Works: Shoulders, core and obliques
©Start in a high plank position with your feet slightly wider than hip-width apart, a dumbbell under each hand (A). Twist your body to the right, bending your arm towards your body then extending it into the air and balancing on the sides of your feet (B) for 30 seconds.
©Return to your high plank, then repeat the movement and twist to the left side.

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REVERSE CRUNCH TO SQUAT

Time: 60 seconds
Works: Glutes, thighs, hamstrings, calves and core
©Stand with your feet hipwidth apart and legs straight
(A) . Lower into a low squat
(B) , then once your bottom hits the floor, roll onto your back (C), hugging your knees to your chest and taking hips off the floor.
O Use your core and momentum to roll your body forwards, planting your feet flat on the floor and coming back into a squat (D). Lower back down and roll again.

WORDS: Lucy Miller PHOTOGRAPHY: Will Ireland MODEL: Jess@WModel Management HAIR & MAKE-UP: Louise Heywood @Artistic Licence CLOTHING: Model’s own

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