This pose will strengthen your entire lower body, especially your quads. That means your squats and lunges will only improve in the gym. Only rotate as far as your thoracic spine allows.
- Stand with your feet together. Inhale to bend your knees and lower your hips as you raise your arms overhead, coming into Fierce Pose.
- Exhale to cross your left elbow over to your outer right knee. Press your palms together and actively push your bottom elbow against your thigh to lift and rotate your chest up, increasing the twist.
- Stay for five breaths, rise back up to Fierce, then repeat on the other side.