Yoga for Strength isn't about just doing poses to mindlessly get stronger. It is about directing your awareness and your effort so that you can apply strength effectively with less effort.
If you put your effort in the right place, you don't have to use so much of it.
Ideas for turning balance into a general skill along with two simple exercises for learning how to balance.
Eka Pada Bakasana
the transition from Marichyasana A
SI Joint Stabilization, How to stabilize the SI Joints whether the sacrum is nutated or counter-nutated using the Multifidus, Pelvic floor muscles and lower band of the Transverse Abdominus.
Hydrostatic Lubrication of Articular Joints
Reducing wear so that your joints function better and last longer
controlling tension in the IT Band
(How it helps to stabilize the Hip)
(Lifting the back ribs to improve ribcage awareness and control)
For stronger yoga poses the first step is to create stability somewhere within your body.
The better you are at creating stability, the easier it is to get stronger with less effort.
If you are having problems developing strength it may be due to a lack of stability somewhere within your body. Notice where you lack stability, so that you can work at creating it. Then you can get stronger with less effort.
The exercises in the videos and ebooks below all focus on helping you to improve some aspect of muscle control so that you can better feel your body and better control it.
The exercises are a little like breathing exercises in that you focus on feeling your muscles activate and relax.
But instead of just feeling and controlling your breath, you work towards feeling and controlling your body.