Your legs are your foundations. Taking care of your legs will set you up for a stronger yoga practice and a more stable body out in the world. Strong and open legs ans hips are vital to accessing some of the more advanced yoga postures. Strong legs literally make you feel stronger, more grown up and happier! Here are 5 simple Yoga Pose for Stronger Legs.
Padangusthasana – Big toe pose
The Big Toe Pose or the Padangusthasana is one of the easier poses in yoga. It is one of the few poses that will help you to stretch all your muscles from head to toe. Padahastasana, or the standing forward bend is an inverted posture which provides many of the same benefits of the seated forward bend.
Baddha Konasana – Bound Angle Pose
Badhakonasana is also popularly known as the Butterfly Pose because of the movement of the legs during the posture, giving the appearance of a butterfly flapping its wings. Targeting primarily the legs, it is the perfect antidote to relax and stretch the muscles of the legs. This yoga pose will relax your body, mind and soul that will comfort your tired feet.
Utthita Parsvakonasana – Extended Side Angle Pose
Utthita Parsvakonasana pose is a typical beginner-level, standup yoga asana. This pose is particularly responsible to stretch parts of the body that do not typically get strained. This pose is also known as extended flank angle. This asana has its name resulting from the Sanskrit word ‘Utthita’ that means ‘extended’, ‘Parsva’ means ‘ side’, ‘kona’ means ‘angle’ and ‘asana’ means ‘posture’ or ‘pose’. This pose is also benefits your body to get familiar to extending and twisting.
Natarajasana – Lord of Dance Pose
The Natarajasana or the Lord of the Dance Pose has been inspired by the Hindu god Shiva. Shiva, also known as Nataraj, is also considered the lord of dance. He dances an energetic dance. The natarajasana pose needs to be done gracefully, almost like a dance, in order to derive maximum benefit from it. This pose helps to improve the balance of the body, concentration. Strengthens the muscles of hip, thighs and chest.
Utkatasana – Chair Pose
Chair Pose — Utkatasana is a standing yoga posture that tones the entire body, particularly the thighs! The positioning of this asana is just like sitting on a chair except that you need to balance yourself without the use of a chair. This asana increases strength, balance and stability.