Strengthening Yoga Poses
Work and tone your entire body with strengthening yoga poses like Chair Pose, Warrior I Pose and Extended Side Angle Pose.
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.
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.
This pose, called "Virabhadrasana III" (veer-uh-buh-DRAHS-uh-nuh) in Sanskrit, is named after the mythological Hindu warrior, Virabhadra.
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)
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 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)