With summer around the corner, shorts, skirts, and little dresses will all be coming out of the closet, as will your pretty legs from under the hemline.
Add these asanas to your workout, and notice visible results within four weeks.
Virabhadrasana, Or Warrior 1 Pose
Step 1: Get into downward dog position.
Step 2: Bring your right leg forward in lunge position. Make sure your knee and toes line up and your back leg muscles must be contracted.
Step 3: Plant your back foot firmly flat on the floor. Bring your arms up over your head in a namaskar, keeping your elbows locked and chest open.
Step 4: Gaze up at your thumbs. Breathe deep in and out through your nose; hold pose for five breaths. Repeat on left side.
Warrior 2 Pose
Step 1: Move your legs apart into a comfortable straddle. Inhale and rotate your body at the waist so that you are looking over your right foot. Point the right foot.
Step 2: Exhale and point your back foot so it is slightly behind you and diagonal from your front foot.
Step 3: Move your back foot forward enough, so that your hips are parallel and facing forward.
Step 4: Inhale and place your hands on your hips and bend your right knee until the knee is directly over the foot.
Step 5: Extend your arms so that the right arm is parallel to your right leg and left arm is parallel to your left foot. Contract your arm muscles and abs and switch sides.
Warrior 3 Pose
Step 1: Stand straight, and then place your body weight on your left foot and lift the right leg behind you.
Step 2: Simultaneously, extend your arms and bend your hips, so that your arms, torso and right leg are in line and parallel to the ground. That’s one rep.
Revolved Hand To Foot Pose
Step 1: Stand with your feet together. Shift your weight to your right foot.
Step 2: Lift your left knee and bring it up to your chest.
Step 3: Next grab the outer part of your left foot with your right hand.
Step 4: Extend your left leg forward and try to straighten it as you simultaneously extend your left arm behind you so your arms are in one line—twisting from the torso.
Step 5: Keep your gaze forward at eye level, hold pose for five breaths and repeat on the other side.