LEG WORK: Yoga Moves to Strengthen Your Stems

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[tps_header]Here are some yoga movements for developing strong and flexible legs. These shapes focus on the inner and outer thighs, but as a group, they also give your abdominals, arms, and glutes some attention as well. As a teacher for Yoga For My Homies in Honolulu, it is important for me to give options for all body types and levels of experience; I like to appeal to those who may be intimidated by the traditional yoga environment. So, as my newest yoga homies, take either option in these postures, modify if you need to and remember that it is all unfolding as it should. Breathing is key….and a smile always helps![/tps_header]

Yoga inspired workout

Awkward Airplane

  • Starting in table-top (on hands and knees), pull long through your spine and pull your belly button up towards the sky without rounding your back.
  • Trying not to shift your shoulders, take your right leg out to the side, parallel to the ground (or rest foot on the floor) while maintaining energy behind the knee and out the sole of the foot.
  • For increased intensity, add the left arm out to the side, parallel to the ground.

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