Repeat 8 times with each leg. 23 ADVANCED 2nd Position Yoga poses up dog with Tricep Dips BENEFITS: This is a great example of a compound exercise it works more Yoga poses up dog than one muscle at a time. The main focus is on the back of your arms the triceps muscle but because you’re standing in a turned out position like a ballerina you’re also engaging your butt muscles and inner thighs.
Stand in front of the ball, legs spread about two or three feet apart and legs turned out from the hips about forty-five degrees. Your knees should be pointing over your toes although ideally you can see your big toe when you bend your knees. Place your hands on the ball, directly under your shoulders, fingertips point toward your butt. Lift your heels off the floor and put your weight on the balls of your feet with arches stretched. Use your abs and back to keep a neutral pelvis and maintain an upward lift through your spine as arms bend and straighten.