The beautiful thing about yoga is that if you have a little time and a little space, you can gain a lot of flexibility and strength.
Yoga has been known for so long as the thing to do when you want to get more flexible. But here’s the thing: Yoga can also strengthen most of your muscles, if you make sure to practice a few simple, accessible postures.
Building muscle is known to improve bone density, boost your metabolism, improve sleep, and increase brain health. This power sequence will build muscles in your arms, legs, and core—and it doesn’t involve going to the gym or working with any weights.
Start on your hands and knees and lower your elbows to the floor, placing them shoulder-width apart. Interlace your fingers and tuck your bottom pinky in so it doesn’t get squished. Root down through the length of your forearm to the base of your wrist and extend one leg at a time behind you, keeping your toes tucked under. Bring your torso parallel to the floor and gaze at your thumbs. Lift your navel toward your spine and as you root down into your elbows, imagine you’re trying to pull your elbows and feet toward each other. Hold this for 1 minute or longer.