4 Yoga Poses Any Beginner Can Follow

By Jaryd Jordy

For a lot of people, the first thing they think about when they hear about the term "yoga," is a view of painfully looking, hard-to-do stretching. While performing yoga can be challenging from time to time, it's not quite that hard either. Actually, a lot of yoga exercises are as easy as standing straight and making your arms raise to the ceiling. And if you think about your P.E. classes, a lot of poses are assured to feel known.

While yoga may indeed be hard the first few times, it isn't that hard to do either, once you learn to do it properly. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of the yoga positions that are easier, like standing steady and straightening your arms above your head. Can you yet remember some of the P.E. lessons, a lot of the poses feel the same.

1. Tadasana or The Mountain Position

Mountain pose is the foundation of all other standing poses, and the key to getting it right is proper breathing-slow and steady is how it goes

2. Warrior I - Virbhadrasana I

Warrior I is a low lunge pose, with your legs positioned forward toward the edge of the mat. Keep your left foot flat, toes facing forward, and inhale as you bring your chest up, with arms raised to the ceiling.

The Warrior I pose is similar to the lunge position, both of your legs have to be positioned ahead of the rest of your body, pointing to the end of your yoga mat. Hold the left sole broad, with your toes pointing ahead. On inhalation, you bring your torso up, and you lift your arms up to the wall. Keep yourself in a 90-angle lunge on the right leg, reassuring that you fully engage your interior muscles.

Warrior I is a similar to lunge posture, you position your both legs in front towards the border of the yoga mat. You have to maintain a flat foot on the ground and your toes should be pointing forward, ahead of you. Take a deep breath while lifting your upper body up, point with your arms ahead of your head. Key is to hold a 90-degree position with your foot that is placed on the ground, ensure that you engage you center muscles totally.

3. Adho Mukha Svanasana or The Downward Faced Dog Position

Easily one of yoga's most famous poses, start by placing both hands firmly on the front of your mat, palms down, fingers out-be sure to keep them half a foot forward from your shoulders. Keep your knees below your hips and lift them away from the floor as you exhale, raising your hips and rear toward the ceiling. Stretch out your thighs and try to touch your heels to the floor-beginners will encounter resistance here, but that's perfectly fine. Be sure to keep your head aligned with your arms, and not hanging down.

Although a perfect downward-facing dog takes time to master, beginners can focus on keeping their backs straight while holding the pose-the key is to keep a straight spine. And don't forget to breathe!

4. Child's Pose - Balasana

4. Child's Pose - Balasana

Child posture is a well known position, performed in many Hatha yoga, Yin yoga and restorative yoga classes. Its a way to relax the body when you performed a lot of active poses. It is known to heal the body from streneous exercise. The pose looks similar to the attitude of a fetus. You can do this pose when coming out of downward dog. Make sure you bend both knees while lowering your butt. Make your upper body descent slowly towards the ground.

Focus your gaze to the ground and lower your shoulders, straighten both arms pointing ahead of you. Stretch your palms together with your fingers completely. Concentrate on deep breathing and release tension, give yourself the time to stretch your back and relax.

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