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Build both flexibility and stability in the thighs with these yoga poses that stretch and strengthen them from every angle.
Your quadriceps take you everywhere and help you do just about everything. Here's how to ensure they continue to do so without complaint.
A classic standing posture, Vrksasana establishes strength and balance, and helps you feel centered, steady and grounded.
Bound Angle Pose, or Baddha Konasana, opens the deepest part of the hip muscles.
You need strength, flexibility, and endurance, and unwavering concentration for Eagle Pose.
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is a deep hip opener and forward bend that you should approach consciously to reap its many benefits.
It might look straightforward, but there's more to Dandasana than meets the eye.
Fold into Paschimottanasana to help your distracted mind—and your hamstrings—unwind.
A standing posture centered around balance, Virabhadrasana III will strengthen your legs, ankles and core.
A powerful arm and wrist strengthener, Side Plank takes its two-armed sibling to the next level, as an arm balance.
Don't let the name fool you. If you're used to sitting in chairs, Easy Pose (or Sukhasana) can be quite challenging.
Extended Triangle Pose is a quintessential standing pose that stretches and strengthens the whole body.
Utkatasana powerfully strengthens the muscles of the arms and legs, but it also stimulates the diaphragm and heart.
Uttanasana will wake up your hamstrings and soothe your mind.
Bump up your energy (and confidence!) by bending back into Camel Pose. Ustrasana counteracts slouching and relieves lower back pain with a generous, heart-opening stretch.
Virabhadrasana I is a foundational yoga pose that balances flexibility and strength in true warrior fashion.
Purvottanasana counteracts the effects of Chaturanga by stretching the pectoralis major, pectoralis minor, and anterior deltoids.
Take a break. Balasana is a restful pose that can be sequenced between more challenging asanas.
The foundation of all standing poses, Mountain Pose makes a great a starting position, resting pose, or tool to improve posture.
Bend back into the shape of a bow to feel energetically locked, loaded, and ready to take aim.
Want to fly? Fire up your core. Firefly pose is an arm balance pose that requires more core strength than arm strength.
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