Yoga Poses for Beginners

By Anthony K

 Doing yoga for the initial time can be daunting. One can easily worry about not being in shape enough, not being flexible enough and at times looking silly. However, it is vital to appreciate that yoga isn’t just the popular pretzel poses and arm balancing common on social media. You can start quickly, and as you gain the experience, you can move to more advanced poses. Below are Yoga poses that beginners should try out;

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Child’s pose(Balasana)
What you should know:
Take this exercise as your moment of resetting. This is a pose that is simple in design and which helps your nervous system to relax. If you have knee issues, take care while lowering to the child pose position.

How it’s done: Commence in kneeling position and have toes tucked under. With your but lowered towards your feet, extend your arms and stretch your upper body forward and down. Have your stomach resting comfortably on your thighs, and have your forehead touching the mat.

The Mountain pose (Tadasana)
What you should know:
This is a two-footed stance that is a foundation of multiple other positions that need balance and awareness. This pose helps to find the appropriate shape and alignment to be able to make more movements.

How it’s done: Standing with your feet together and arms at your side, ground your feed by ensuring that all four corners are pressed down into the ground. Proceed to straighten your legs as you tuck in your tail bone, engaging your thighs muscles. Elongate through your torso as you breathe in, then spread your arms up, then out. Breath out and release the blades of your shoulder far from your head to your waist’s back, releasing your arms back to your sides.

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Corpse Pose (Shavasana)
What you should know:
While it may look pointless to lie around, Corpse Pose offers some of the meditative moments in yoga. It helps release stress, calm the mind, and achieves a relaxed state.

How it’s done Lay on your back and have your feet fall by the sides. Let your arms be alongside your torso but separated slightly, and have your palms facing the sky. Relax your whole body, including your face. You can stay in this pose for 30 seconds to 5 to 10 minutes.

In conclusion, it would be best to have an instructor guide you through the above poses.