Basic Yoga Poses for Beginners

Daily life can be full of stressful situations. Stress can come from working on a job that has a fast-paced environment, or it can come from relationship issues. You have to take time to refresh yourself or else, you might get burned-out. Luckily, there’s yoga. One of the definitions of yoga is: it is a kind of discipline that practices meditation, breath control, and implementation of certain body postures that helps in promoting inner peace. Many people practice yoga because it results to good health and helps in the relaxation of the body. Here are the basic poses for yoga that you can practice at home and you can make as a daily routine.

The Dolphin Pose

For this pose, start with putting both hands on the yoga mat. Both hands should be wide open and far from each other. Slowly drop into your forearms with your hips raised. Make sure that your forearms are parallel to each other. This will serve as your foundation. Keep your hands flat on the floor. From there, slowly drop your shoulder blades toward each other, and slowly raise your hips upward and make sure that your legs are extended into a straight line. Keep this position for 10 breaths.

The Triangle Pose

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This is a very therapeutic pose. It stretches the groin, hamstrings, and legs. For this pose, bring your hands to your hips, and make sure that both feet are apart.  Make sure that the back foot is at a 45 degree angle.  Gently bend and bring your right hipbone towards the direction of your right feet. Bring your right hand to your right ankle. Gently raise your left hand and make sure that it is aligned with your right hand. Hold this position for 10 breaths.

The Warrior II Pose

Warrior II

Stand straight. Then put your hands on your hips. Step your left and right foot apart. Turn your left foot inward at a 45 – degree angle. Afterwards, bend your right knees. Extend both of your arms from your shoulders. Make sure to keep your arms aligned to each other and keep your eyes relaxed. Focus your sight over your fingertip. Maintain and hold for 10 deep breaths.

The Cat Pose

The cat pose provides a gentle massage to your belly organs. Start with your knees and hands in a tabletop position. Make sure that your elbows, shoulders and wrists are perpendicular to the floor. Keep your eyes on the floor. Your head should point toward the floor. This is also paired with cow pose and it is often use to inhale gently. Hold for 10 breaths.

These are just the some of the basic poses for yoga. There are still a lot of poses that you can practice. You can take a yoga class, do an internet research, get a yoga instructor, or buy CDs and DVDs that teach yoga.