Yoga has a much deeper meaning than just it’s physical application of yoga postures for exercise. It is a simple, easy, and effortless process of uniting with yourself using your breath, body, and mind.
Beginners often perceive yoga to be complicated with asanas that are difficult to master, and one needs to possess a level of flexibility to perform yoga.
Our beginner-friendly yoga guide includes valuable and essential yoga tips, basic yoga asanas along with guidelines to reduce your risk of injury and build a safe foundation for more advanced asanas to come.
Check out the following beginner yoga sequences that will help you build strength and confidence to take your yoga practice deeper.
Frequency with which you work on positions is as important as length of practice sessions. Let go of your ego and forget about impressing your teacher and classmates. Physical depths of your poses are not nearly as important as how deep you delve spiritually into yourself. Find a knowledgeable, compassionate teacher who respects you as a person.
Beginning a yoga practice or a routine requires certain foundational poses that you can begin with. Embarking on any home practice requires you to do warm-ups and mobilize your joints. Even gentle stretches are recommended before you start a routine. In these cases, going slow is the key. Here are 20 such foundational yoga poses for beginners to start practicing with.
The video in this post highlights a gentle yoga routine perfect for the total beginner who wants to begin moving, stretching, exercising and getting leaner right now. This basic beginner workout program will get you up, moving and transforming your body in no time at all.
Dolphin (puppy pose): strengthens core, arms, shoulders and legs. Warrior II: builds stamina; strengthens arms, legs, and spine, and groin. Triangle pose (Trikonasana): mobilizes hips and stretches the torso. Warrior III: strengthens back, stretches hamstrings and increases core awareness. Pigeon pose: addresses both rotation of femur bone and the psoas muscle.
20.4 million Americans practice yoga – of current non-yogis, 44.4 percent of Americans are interested in trying yoga. With benefits from, flexibility, stress relief and even it’s positive impact on your sex life, why haven’t you started yet? Here is a simple guide to help you hit the mat with confidence.
An energizing morning yoga practice can help you feel great throughout the day. Here is an easy morning yoga sequence, appropriate for beginners and all levels. Start your day right in under 10 minutes!
Handstand is one of the few yoga poses you can do without being warmed up. Learn how to progress into handstand safely by using a wall to build your strength. This is called “handstand prep” and often not broken down in a traditional yoga class. This video also shows you all kinds of yoga props you can use to make doing handstand even safer on your wrists. Jump into this video and start seeing life upside down from a handstand.
Have you been really wanting to try Power Yoga, but were not sure where to start? This post includes a gentle and easy to follow Power Yoga routine so you do not have to be intimidated or confused – Power Yoga is here for you!