BEGINNER Alternate Leg Extensions BENEFITS: Strengthens your hamstring and gluteus Yoga poses for 8 months pregnantmuscles; creates definition between your leg and butt. Lie over the ball with your knees Yoga poses for 8 months pregnantbent on the floor; pull the ball into your chest with your arms. Straighten one leg out from the bent position, then lift it off the floor to hip-height. Return to the starting position and repeat with the other leg. Do this 10 times on each side. 85 ADVANCED Prone Straight Leg Lift with Push-Up BENEFITS: Strengthens your chest, back, triceps, glutes, and hamstrings. Roll over the ball through prone position and into push-up position. Lift one leg off the ball, keeping both hip bones on the ball.
Insert: Social identity and Saivite ascetic groups
This insert gives an overview of religion and social identity building (Who am I, to whom do I belong?) in Tantric India. It focusses on ascetic Saivite communities where we find many traits of yoga culture and discourse. If the reader is not interested in this background information it may be skipped.