If your quads are always screaming through the standing sequence in class, strengthening these muscles will alleviate future burn. With stronger quads, you'll be able to hold poses like Warrior 2 and Dancer comfortably:
- Stand with your back against a wall, placing your feet about two feet out in front of you. Feet should be hip-width distance apart.
- Bending your knees, slide your back down the wall until your knees are at a 90-degree angle. Your knee joints should be over your ankle joints, so you may need to inch your feet farther from the wall to create proper alignment. Don't let your knees fall in toward each other or sway outward.
- Hold for 30 seconds.
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