These three yoga exercises for at-home strengthen the leg and core muscles, enhance balance and thus ensure a healthy appearance.
The toe stand
Strengthens foot and leg muscles, improve coordination and balance.
Put feet close together, upper body upright, arms to the right and left of the hips. Slightly tense the abdominal and gluteal muscles and, while breathing in, raise your feet to the ball of the foot. Move your arms more than shoulder-width open over the front and up. Lower your shoulders and expand your chest. Hold for a few breaths, then slowly return to the starting position. Variation: while standing on the heels, look to the sky or close both eyes.
Strengthens steadfastness and calms the mind.
Stand upright, feet hip wide, arms next to your torso. Shift your weight onto your left leg. Place your right foot as high as possible on the inside of the left leg, with the knee as far out as possible. Now bring your arms over your head and place your palms together. Fix a point with your eyes, stay in this position for a while and continue to breathe evenly—page change.
Strengthens the trunk straightening muscles and the sense of balance.
Stand hip-width. Shift your weight onto your left leg. Lift your arms and palms up parallel to each other, while stretching your right leg a few centimetres backwards. Now press your left foot forcefully into the ground, stretch your body. As you exhale, lower your torso forward and lift your straight leg back until your arms, upper body and legs are horizontal. Hold for a moment while breathing calmly—page change.