This pose may be considered a gentler inversion in a more rigorous yoga practice, but it's an amazing tool to tone up the outer thighs and your glutes:
- Begin lying flat on your back with your arms along the sides of your body, with your palms facing down. Bend your knees, placing your heels as close as you can to your bum.
- With your palms and feet pressing firmly into the ground, lift your hips up. Keep your palms on the mat or clasp your hands together below your pelvis, extending through your arms. Or you can also bend your elbows and rest your hands on your lower back. If your feet are close enough, you can also hold your ankles.
- Stay here for 10 deep breaths, lifting your hips up as high as you can.
- Try three to five rounds of the pose, holding for 10 breaths each time.