8 Yoga Poses that Build Muscle

Building and maintaining strength is a life-long pursuit. To increase your strength, you have to find a fitness regime that you love and are motived to do consistently. If you're not much of a gym-goer or simply want to mix up your routine, yoga is a great alternative for strength training.

The postures below target your core strength and stability, as well as your hips and hamstrings. As you move through each pose, be methodical in your positioning and focus on controlling your breath. Choose to move through your fullest range of motion to ensure you get the most bang for your buck. If the reps suggested for each posture are either too much or too little, adjust accordingly to your current fitness level.

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