If you are brand new to yoga, you might be little reluctant to try out this form of stretching and strength exercise for more than just one reason. While some people might worry that they are not in shape or not flexible enough, there are others who think they look silly doing yoga poses.
But yoga is not always about arm-coiled poses or head balances, you can even start of with some of the easiest, effective and essential yoga poses as well.
In this edition, we have come up with a list of easy yoga poses suitable for beginners:
Mountain pose (Tadasana)
Ranked amongst one of the easy and basic yoga poses, mountain pose might look like it’s plainly standing pose but believe us, there is a lot that goes on. To do this pose, just stand with your feet slightly apart. Alongside your body, allow your hands to hang down your shoulders. Harden the muscles in your thighs but ensure that your abdomen isn’t as hard. Strengthen the inner arches of your feet and feel the energy flowing from your feet to head. Hold the pose for few seconds and let breathe out.
Forward Fold (Uttanasana)
Known as one of the most powerful stretches, Uttanasana improves blood circulation while supporting overall health. To do this pose stand in tadasana and bend forward as you exhale. Place your hands on the floor beside your feet parallel each other. Hold for a few seconds and release the pose.
Plank Pose (Uttihita Chaturanga Dandasana)
From forward fold put your hands flat on the floor, bend your knees as much it is needed to take a banana back. Step back one leg at a time, until you’re in a high Plank Pose. Keep you legs parallel and pull your bellybutton towards your spine. Now take a few breaths and this exercise will work your core and arms.
Downward facing dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
Take plank pose and push into your hands and lift your back as your inhale. Keep your heels legs straight and there could be some gap between your heels and the floor. Keep your legs active and make your heels reach the grounds. This yoga pose will work your spine, back leg muscle while improving digestion.
Child’s Pose (Balasana)
Take a deep breath while in a downward facing dog position. On the exhale, release your knees to the floor pull your hips back to your heels, and rest your forehead on the floor. There is no hard and fast rule to this pose and it can be adjusted as per your needs and capacity. It strengthens your spine, shoulders and neck and relaxes your internal organs.
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