Want a Long Life? Balance & Strength: 6 Yoga Poses

One of the most beneficial yoga positions for building strength in the hip flexors, hamstrings, and calves is the single-leg bridge. 

Single-Leg Bridge

The exquisite release from spinal compression and discomfort is accompanied by a gentle working of the back muscles and the core.

Single-Leg Bridge

The box lunge is a great exercise for building lower-body stability since it works the hips, legs, and glutes.

Box Lunge

You need to tighten your abdominal muscles and push your hips together to maintain your equilibrium.

Box Lunge

In bird dog posture, you can really feel how your abdominal muscles are engaging to keep you steady.

Bird Dog

Holding a plank position (with one leg up and the other arm in the air) requires a strong core and back to maintain balance and strength throughout the body.

Bird Dog

Supported side plank engages all the core muscles, particularly the obliques, when one leg is placed firmly on the ground and the other leg stretches behind you 

Supported Side Plank

Tree Pose Just as trees are among of nature's most sturdy structures, so too can you develop those same attributes in your body with regular practice of tree position.

Tree Pose

Standing on one leg in eagle stance helps you develop balance and strength in addition to sharpening your attention.

Eagle Pose


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