The Leg-Strengthening Yoga Pose That Stretches Your Hips Too

In yoga, extended triangle pose is there to strengthen and stretch your legs and hips. It's perfect for anyone desk-bound all day, but to reap the benefits, you have to do it right. Yoga instructor Shona Vertue has identified three common issues people encounter when doing this move. Now, while yoga is often thought of as a relaxing pastime, you shouldn't just go through the motions. The aim is to achieve a lean, toned body, and you won't get that by moving without purpose. "Energise your entire body right through to the fingertips to ensure the posture is woking your entire body," says Vertue.

Keep scrolling to find out what other issues Vertue has spotted with the extended triangle pose, as they are easily fixed and well worth getting right.