Yoga Moves for Toning Muscle

Yoga Moves for Toning Muscle

Downward Dog  Begin on your hands and knees. Stretch your elbows and relax your upper back. Spread your fingers wide and press firmly through your palms and knuckles. Exhale as you tuck your toes and lift your knees off the floor. Press the floor away from you as you lift through your pelvis.

Crescent Lunge 

Build the pose from the ground up. Place your hands on your hip bones to determine whether they are squared to the front of your mat. Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor instead of dipping your pelvis forward. Make sure your front knee stays aligned with your front ankle.
Chair Pose Begin in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Inhale and raise your arms above your head, perpendicular to the floor. Exhale as you bend your knees, bringing your thighs as parallel to the floor as they can get. Draw your shoulder blades into your upper back ribs as you reach your elbows back towards your ears.
Prayer Twist  Begin in Mountain Pose (Tadasana). Inhale and raise your arms above your head, perpendicular to the floor. Exhale as you bend your knees, bringing your thighs as parallel to the floor as they can get. Lower your arms and bring your palms together in prayer position at your chest.

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