One of my favourite balancing postures that also opens the front of the body, the chest, abdomen, hip flexors and the shoulders. Natarajasana.
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.
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.
Triangle Pose strengthens the legs and stretches the groin, hamstrings, and hips, and opens the chest and shoulders. It also challenges and improves balance and stability.
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.
A pose that can look easy from the outside, but so much body awareness is needed to get it into the correct alignment. Warrior III strengthens the legs, improves balance, and builds core strength.
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.
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.
This shows up often in my classes. Give this a watch and start practicing the different modifications and variations to see what works best for you.