Yoga is a sports discipline that is getting more and more followers, either with the aim of improving physically or reducing anxiety.
Given the Yoga provides a wide series of benefits thanks to the diversity of postures it offersIn this article we are going to show you five that you can use to strengthen your legs.
Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog
The downward facing dog position is relatively complex to do, but nevertheless the impact it can have on our legs is very positive, since it will help us to work the hamstrings and calves very effectively.
We will have to adopt an inverted V position distributing the weight between our arms and our hands, trying to flex only our hips.
Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, or Pigeon Pose
In the pigeon pose our legs and lower back will have to get to work so that our upper body remains in balanceIn addition, it allows you to stretch some muscles that usually accumulate a lot of tension, such as the hip flexors and the gluteus medius.
To carry it out correctly it will be very important that we take advantage of our exhalations to progressively increase the degree of stretch.
Utkatasana, or chair pose
The chair pose can be a great way to work our legs in an isometric way, since our quads, glutes and calves will have to be activated for us to carry it out.
This pose requires us to bend our knees to 90 degrees while standing, thus adopting a half squat posture, with the difference that in this case our arms will point upwards.
Malasana, or frog pose
The posture of the frog is quite similar to the previous one, although in this case the intensity of the exercise will be somewhat lower (but the stimulation on the muscles of our legs will also be).
To carry it out, it will be essential that you do not suffer any damage to your ankles, knees or hips, since all three joints require a high degree of mobility.
Setu bandha sarvangasana, or bridge pose
The bridge posture consists of raising a portion of our body off the ground using the muscles of the posterior chain.. We will be including the spinal erectors and the lumbar, but also other muscles of the lower body such as the gluteus, hamstrings and calves.
The movement is very simple and it is really safe so it will not pose any risk to us. Keep in mind that it may be normal that at first you do not notice much of the exercise on the buttocks but you will progressively improve in this regard.
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