Master Baptiste Yoga teacher Leah Cullis, who will lead Yoga Journal's upcoming online course Pillars of Power Yoga (sign uphereto be the first to know when this fitness- and focus-boosting course launches), helps you warm up for winter with these 8 heat-building poses that stoke your inner fire and get you deeper into your body.
Breathe: Cultivate Ujjayi breath. Breathing slowly through your nose, slightly constrict the back of your throat and begin to heat the body with intentional breath. Let the sound and warming temperature of your breath be your anchor into your body.
Warm up: Start with 3 rounds each of Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B.