Yoga Poses For Beginners
Yoga is an extremely helpful practice for a healthy body and mind. It's an ideal way to begin your day, but it's beneficial whenever you can fit it into your day to calm your body and mind. Not sure how to get started? It's always best to practice with a qualified teacher to ensure that you get the poses correct, but here are some easy poses that any beginner can do at home.
Stand with your feet side by side, touching slightly. Hold your hands tightly in a praying position in front of your heart.Stand tall and lift your shoulders to the ceiling. Alternatively you can raise your arms with your hands pointing to the sky.
From mountain pose, bring your hands back down into prayer position. Bend your left leg, bringing your left foot to rest on your right thigh, with your toes just above the knee. Stand tall and point your shoulders back. You can also raise your hands to the ceiling to tone your core more.
This pose is more about resting and meditation. Kneel down and sit lightly on your feet. Lean forward with your arms outstretched and your forehead touching the ground.
Half spinal twist
Sit down with both knees bent, with your right knee bent above the left leg. Reach behind you with your right arm, and use your left elbow to steady yourself on your right knee. Gently twist until it feels right on your body - make sure not to push yourself too much. Repeat on the other side.
Start by bending the knee and placing the top of your left foot just inside the point where your hip creases near the groin. Bend your right knee, and lift your right foot on top of the left leg to rest just inside the point where your other hip creases near the groin.Repeat on the other side.