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Strengthening Yoga Poses

Work and tone your entire body with strengthening yoga poses like Chair Pose, Warrior I Pose and Extended Side Angle Pose.

Learn How to do Warrior One Pose with Meddy Teddy

Warrior One

Although it can sometimes feel like one battle after another, mastering this foundational pose offers great rewards. Your thigh muscles get a workout.

Your feet and ankles are stretched and strengthened, and your core muscles are toned.

Warrior Two

It’s named after the Hindu mythological warrior, Virabhadra, an incarnation of the god Shiva. Virabhadra was a tall, dark, and fierce deity, depicted with a thousand arms, flaming hair and eyes, and wearing a garland of skulls.

Warrior Three

This pose, called "Virabhadrasana III" (veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) in Sanskrit, is named after the mythological Hindu warrior, Virabhadra.

Learn How to do Toe Grab Meddy Teddy

Toe Grab

When you and Meddy want a challenge, this pose fits the bill. Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose is an intermediate yoga pose that will test your balance and coordination. The Sanskrit name for this pose, "Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana" (oo-TEE-tah HAHS-tuh pahd-ahng-goosh-TAHS-uh-nuh)

Learn How to do Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog stretches your hamstrings and your calves muscles. It also strengthens your shoulders and arms creating a strong upper body. 

Plank Pose

Plank Pose is the first Arm Balance most yogis learn first. It brings stability to the abdominal muscles while strengthening the arms and spine. Meddy absolutely loves Plank Pose. Let's learn the Sanskrit name for Plank Pose, it is Kumbhakasana (koom-bahk-AHS-uh-nuh)

Learn How to do Boat Pose

Boat Pose

One of the most popular yoga poses for building up core strength. You will see Meddy practicing this pose frequently. Boat Pose is commonly referred to as — Navasana (nah-VAHS-uh-nuh) — tones the abdominal muscles while improving your strength in the lower back.