Asana alignment: Half moon pose aka Ardha Chandrasana

Half Moon Pose can also help you develop strong legs and open hips. Many people have one leg that’s dominant and one that’s weaker, which can lead to postural imbalances. By learning to stand on one leg at a time in Half Moon Pose, you begin to strengthen both legs evenly.

Asana alignment: Pyramid pose aka Parsvottanasana

This pose stretches and strengthens the legs, especially the hamstrings, and improves core strength. It is a great spinal stretch and also stretches your shoulders and builds your balance and coordination.

Asana alignment: Goddess pose aka Utkata Konasana

One of my favourite postures for grounding & strength is Goddess pose. Goddess pose asks us to get in touch with the divine feminine within ourselves, balancing our strength and power with deep inner wisdom.

Asana alignment: Warrior 2 aka Virabhadrasana II

This is a deep hip-opening pose that strengthens the muscles in the thighs and bottom. It tones the abdomen, ankles, and arches of the feet. This pose also opens the chest and shoulders, improving breathing capacity and increasing circulation throughout the body.

Asana alignment: Warrior 1 pose aka Virabhadrasana 1

Warrior I Pose is filled with opposing alignments, but when all of the opposing movements work together, the pose offers a full-body experience. You will stretch the ankles and calves, strengthen the quadriceps and back, lengthen the hip flexors, and stretch your upper body and arms. There’s almost no body part that doesn’t reap the rewards of holding Virabhadrasana I.