Looking to Get in Some Cardio and Work on Flexibility? Try These Yoga Workouts
Juliana Spicoluk, cocreator of Boho Beautiful, classifies yoga as one of the main tools she uses to ease anxiety and stress. The certified yoga and Pilates teacher said that when it comes to flows that get your heart rate up as a form of cardio, she recommends Ashtanga, or what we tend to know as "power yoga."
That form of yoga is quite difficult, Spicoluk told POPSUGAR, and some people, she said, find it too strict because it follows the same poses. That's why she'll teach Ashtanga-inspired classes instead so there's more free rein, while still having that strong power component. Speaking in regard to what Spicoluk offers on her YouTube and Patreon pages, she specifically suggests the videos that are labeled "yoga workouts" for cardio.
The yoga workouts that Spicoluk offers are "always a little bit of a fusion between toning, Pilates, and yoga," she said. "So people feel like they're getting a workout and, at the same time, still feel that connection and that breath work and that kind of energy release that you get through a yoga practice." Ahead, check out a handful of those yoga workouts straight from Spicoluk's Boho Beautiful YouTube channel. You can try them the next time you want to challenge your flexibility but also get in a cardio session and build strength.