If you’re aiming for a long and lean look, yoga is a great way to work out. Unlike weight lifting, yoga stretches the muscle during training, building flexibility while it builds strength. This means that muscles stay loose and lean. These six yoga poses for legs are great for the thighs, calves, and the IT band.
We recommend doing this workout twice per week, particular after leg day at the gym. It’s also a great way to get some stretching done during rest days. You can also incorporate these moves into other yoga routines.
What You’ll Need: a mat or towel to lay on the floor
What to Do: Hold each pose for 30-40 seconds, breathing deeply and evenly throughout. Complete all poses and repeat on the other side.
Below, we’ve included videos showing how to perform each pose. Using proper form helps prevent injuries and ensures you’re getting the most out of your workout.
1. Tree Pose
2. Runner’s Lunge
3. Warrior I
4. Warrior II
5. Half Pigeon
6. Sphinx Pose