Right foot step to the right, six inches apart.

Next is Utkatasana, Awkward pose… Strengthens: Triceps 
Deltoids 
Abdominal muscles Quadriceps 
Most major muscle groups! Stretches: Feet Ankles 
Shins 

Hips 
Shins Stimulates: 
Liver 
Spleen Intestines 
Pancreas The three parts of awkward pose require (and build) massive strength. “All muscles nice and tight, like rocks,” says senior teacher Chris Fluck. Awkward pose also requires careful attention to … Continue reading

Last chance, lock your knees!

Next is Padahastasana, Hands-to-Feet pose Strengthens: Biceps, 
Deltoids, Trapezius
, Quadriceps
, Calf muscles, 
Rectus abdominis. Stretches: 
Hamstrings, 
Spine, 
Sciatic nerve, 
Tendons and ligaments of the legs, 
Shoulders. Stimulates: 
Pineal and pituitary glands, 
Colon, 
Kidneys, Pancreas. Padahastasana is the first forward bend in the Bikram series. The posture tones and trims all of the most common “trouble spots”: … Continue reading