Yoga is one of the best ways to get those long lean legs. You use your body weight to tone and tighten so you don’t even need any expensive gym equipment. Just you and your yoga mat, which is totally optional. Yoga for toned legs can be done anywhere.
To get toned legs with yoga, do this routine 3-4 times a week or add it onto your normal workouts.
Instructions for yoga for toned legs: Work through the workouts holding each pose for 30 seconds. Make sure to switch sides for the poses that are one-sided.
Challenge yourself by working up to holding each pose for 60 seconds or repeating the workout 2-3 times.
Downward facing dog
Starting on hands and knees.
Spread your fingers as wide as possible. Lift your hips to the ceiling straightening your legs. Invite your heels to touch the ground.
Let the tension go from your neck and let your head hang trying to look toward your belly button.
Keep your arms long.
If you need to, bend your knees a bit. With time and practice, you will be able to straighten them fully. If your heels don’t touch the ground, that’s okay too.
Start in on hands and knees.
Tuck your toes and send your hips upwards into downward facing dog.
From here, plant your hands and shift your weight onto your left foot.
Lift your right leg behind you and send it upward as high as you can.
Begin standing at the back of your mat. Bring your hands to your hips.
Take a big step forward with your right foot.
Bend your right knee deeply as you bring your left knee to the ground. Keep your the toes on your left foot tucked.
Once you have your balance, lift your arms overhead. Interlace your hands with pointer finger extended upward.
Press your hips forward to create a slight backbend.
Begin in standing position. Take a big step forward with your right foot. Bend your right knee so that it is slightly behind your ankle. Do not allow the knee to float past your ankle.
Turn your left foot so that your toes point towards the outside left of your mat. Your foot should be at around a 45-degree angle to the front of the mat.
Keep hips squared to the front of the mat.
On an inhale, extend arms overhead with palms facing each other.
Exhale and relax your shoulders away from ears.
Begin in a standing position. Take a large step forward with the right foot.
With right knee forward and bent, rotate left foot 90 degrees. Your hips should be facing the long edge of the mat and feet are perpendicular to each other.
Open arms so that they form a straight line that is parallel to the ground. Keep your palms open and facing down.
Gaze forward over the right middle finger.
Begin standing facing the short edge of your mat.
Bring your hands to heart center, palms together.
Shift your weight to your right foot.
Lift your left leg behind you as you hinge forward at the hips.
Once you have your balance, reach your arms forward.
Create a straight line with your left leg, back, and arms parallel to the floor.
From warrior 2 inhale while straightening the right leg.
Exhale and on next inhale bend forward as much as possible over your extended right leg.
Exhale and extend your left hand to the sky as straight as possible. Your right hand is either on the ground or resting on your right shin.
You can use a yoga block to rest your right hand on if you are very tight.
Begin in mountain pose.
On your inhale to lift your arms overhead to lengthen your body.
On your exhale, squeeze your legs together and sink your hips down as if you are going to sit in a chair.
Keep your back long with arms in a straight line with the back.
Begin standing facing the long edge of your mat.
Take a wide step to the right, about 3-4 feet.
Turn your feet our so toes point away from the body at a 45-degree angle.
Bring your hands to heart center with palms together.
Keep your back straight as you bend your knees to come into a wide squat.
Extend your arms overhead.
Begin standing with feet slightly wider than hip-width.
On your next exhale, sink your body low as you bring the back of your thighs to meet the back of your shins in a deep squat.
Bring your palms together at heart center with arms inside your knees.
Press your elbows into the inside of your thighs to deepen your stretch.
If you are tight in the hips, you may need to stay on the balls of your feet rather than having your feet flat.
That’s it. Doing yoga for toned legs will get you those strong sexy legs in no time.
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