Yoga practitioners will tell you that they do yoga for a variety of reasons, with tranquility, serenity, and peace of mind being the foremost. However, none of them will complain about the wonderfully elegant and beautiful body that yoga practice will help you develop while following these laudable goals. If you've ever seen a class full of yoga practitioners you will have seen a collection of svelte and graceful bodies that are to die for, and their legs are streamlined and gorgeous. It's no coincidence that yoga delivers a beautiful body, and in today's article we are going to look at the best yoga sequence for you to follow in order to really whip your legs into shape. These three moves will make you burn and help your calves, thighs, hamstrings, hips and quads get into the best shape ever.
First, start off in chair pose. Place your toes together, ankles about an inch or two apart, and press your knees together too. Then lower your hips as if about to sit into a chair, making sure to keep your weight balanced over the balls of your feet. Raise your arms to the sky at a forty five degree angle before you, and gaze up between them at the ceiling. See how low you can lower your rear, while focusing on keeping your knees pressed together and body in balance.
From chair pose step your right foot all the way back so that your leg is extended and straight in a forward lunge. Your left leg stays where it was, knee bent, and your hands come together into a prayer as your arms extend directly over your head toward the ceiling. Turn your right foot 45 degrees out, and sink low into this lunge, allow your hamstrings to open up and your left quad to begin to burn as you hold Warrior 1.
From there, turn your chest to the right, still looking ahead, and extend your left arm straight ahead and your right arm straight behind as if you were balancing on a surfboard. Keep your legs as they were, and this is Warrior 2. Remember to sink low into this position, and hold it until a good burn begins to develop in your legs.
Finally swing your leg forward to return to chair pose, keeping both bent until you can hold it no longer and straighten up to stand tall and having finished the sequence.