Here are five yoga moves to incorporate into your practice to build strength. Sometimes, I get in the habit of focusing on flexibility, but building a balance of strength and flexibility is so important for health.
You should feel your quad burning as you lean back. Reach for your ankle. Take your time and get the full range of motion.
This one is a great warm up. Make sure to keep your elbows in on the chaturanga. They should rub against your rib cage.
Stand behind the blocks. Plug your femur up into the socket. Try to make a 90 degree angle with your legs.
You can lift one leg like shown at the beginning or if you are feeling strong you can lift both. Stay out of the low back by lifting up. Use your hands for stability, not for lifting your legs.
This one will help build a strong core! I love working core from plank and standing poses because it doesn’t put as much pressure on the low back. Don’t let your hips dip. Cork blocks work best. I like to follow this one up with bridge pose to stretch out what I just worked.