What Are Some Beginner Yoga Poses?
Those new to yoga often asks what are some beginner yoga poses. Practiced since ancient times, it is a holistic exercise used to connect the mind, body and spirit. The Hand and Knees pose is a basic pose designed to strengthen the core while improving balance. To begin, bring the body on all fours. Make sure the wrists and shoulders are in a straight line and the knees and hips are in a straight line. After bringing the body into alignment, lift the right leg straight back and flex the foot. After stretching bring the right leg into a line with the hips and extend the left arm to shoulder level. Keeping the spine and neck neutral, hold the pose for 5-10 breaths. Repeat on the opposite side.
The Pyramid pose stretches and strengthens the hamstrings and legs. Begin by standing up straight and placing one foot three feet in front of the other. Be sure to keep the foot soles flat. With the hips facing towards the front of the mat, inhale and stretch the arms upwards, lengthening the spine. As you exhale, bring the arms down and deepen the hip crease as you bend forward and bring the hands completely to the floor. Repeat on the opposite side.