Your legs are powerful. The glutes and quadriceps in our bottom half are some of the largest muscles in the body and are often called our "foundation" since they keep us upright.
Strong and flexible foundations support our natural capacity to move dynamically, allowing us to run, leap, kick, balance, dance, and more without major damage.
Young, able-bodied people may not consider falling. As we age, a weak lower body can cause instability and increase the risk of falling and getting wounded.
The good news is that you may build strength and balance by continuously challenging and activating your lower body muscles.
"Yoga is an activity that can simultaneously enhance several specific components of fitness" by strengthening and lengthening muscles and tissues.
Yoga increases flexibility by loosening connective tissue, which surrounds organs and maintains muscular shape, reducing the pressure on ligaments and joints.
This 20-minute yoga routine works the quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves. Notice how these poses engage and stretch your muscles throughout the flow.
Feel how you feel after completing this flow. Repeat the stance on each sides three times. Try it once or twice a week to strengthen or supplement other activities.
To improve stamina, hold each posture a little longer as you make this workout a regular part of your yoga practice.
1. Bird Dog Pose (Dandayamana Bharmanasana) 2. Chair Pose (Utkatasana) 3. Crescent High Lunge Pose (Ashta Chandrasana) to Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
4. Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III) 5. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) 6. Goddess Pose (Utkata Konasana) 7. Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
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