If you’re new to yoga, then you might be wondering where to start. There are so many different poses and techniques that it can be overwhelming. But don’t worry – we’ve put together a list of the 6 essential yoga poses for beginners. These poses will help you build strength, flexibility, and awareness in your body. So bookmark this page, and come back to it whenever you need a little guidance on your journey. Namaste!
1. Downward-Facing Dog
This pose is a basic yoga pose that helps to improve flexibility and strength in the arms and legs. It also helps to stretch the back muscles. To do this pose, start in Tabletop Position. Then, tuck your toes under and push your hips up and back, so that your body forms an inverted V shape. Keep your spine straight, and hold for 5-10 breaths.
2. Mountain Pose
Mountain Pose is another basic pose that helps to improve balance and posture. To do this pose, stand with your feet together and arms at your sides. Straighten your spine, tuck your pelvis slightly forward, and lift your chest. Hold for 5-10 breaths, and focus your eyes on a single point in front of you to help with balance.
3. Tree Pose
This pose helps to improve balance and concentration. To do this pose, find a sturdy wall or tree that you can hold onto for support. Face away from the wall or tree, place one foot against it at hip height, and the other foot above the ankle. Try to keep both feet flat on the wall or tree without leaning forward too much or backward too much at the waist. Straighten your spine, and try to stand up straight for 5 breaths before switching sides.
4. Half-Moon Pose
This pose helps to improve balance and concentration. To do this pose, while standing on one foot, bring the other leg up towards your body until it forms a 90-degree angle with your thigh parallel to the ground. Keep your spine straight, lean forward slightly at the hips, and lift your arms above your head. Hold for 5 breaths before switching sides.
5. Plank Pose
This pose helps to build strength in the core muscles of the body, which can help to improve posture and balance. To do this pose, start in Tabletop Position with your hands directly below your shoulders. Exhale, tighten your stomach muscles, and slowly lift one hand off of the ground so that you’re balancing on just your toes and one hand. Hold for 10 breaths before switching sides. Then repeat on the other side.
6. Triangle Pose
This pose helps to improve flexibility in the hips while also opening up the chest area of the body which can help people who experience tightness in that area. To do this pose, stand with your feet 3-4 feet apart and point your right toes to the right. Exhale and hinge at the hips so that you’re bending towards your right leg. Reach your left arm towards the sky, and hold for 5 breaths before switching sides.
Conclusion: You should try yoga. This is a great way to build strength, flexibility, and awareness in your body. As someone who has been practicing for years, I can tell you that it’s one of the best things I’ve done for myself. If you’re new to this or just considering trying it out, bookmark this page so you have some inspiration when you need it most! Namaste!