If one of your New Year's Resolutions is to try yoga, you don't need to go to a studio in order to get started. Here is a sequence of nine basic poses that will target your legs and bum. It's great for runners looking to increase their speed, for skiers and riders looking to perfect their balance, and also great for stressed out people looking to slow down their body and create serenity in their mind. This sequence is a great start for beginners, but is also challenging for experienced yogis.
To learn the entire series of nine poses, check out this slideshow. It describes each pose in detail. Then after you've learned how to do each pose, download this PDF, print it, and hop on your mat (or floor if you don't have a mat yet). Work on holding each pose for five breaths, and to make it more challenging, you can hold each pose for longer. I guarantee that your thighs and booty will be burning by the time you reach the last pose, Half Moon.
If you're interested in checking out other fitness routines, check out these downloadable workouts.