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Best Yoga Poses for Beginners

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Are you new to Yoga? Do you want to safely practice yoga, but don't know which poses to start with? If your answer is "yes", then this article is perfect for you: below we've listed 5 of the best yoga poses for beginners.

Best Yoga Poses For Beginners

For beginners, there are several poses which are suitable for you, whether in a yoga class or at home.

1. Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose

Mountain Pose Yoga

The "Mountain" pose is the most basic posture of all standing ones. It lets you feel the earth and the stable standing on your own feet. 

Steps :

  • Stand upright, spread your toes open and press down through them. 
  • Engage your quads to raise your kneecaps through your inner thighs.
  • Lift your chest and lower the shoulders down, draw your abdominals in and up.
  • Open the chest, keep the palms facing inwards the body.
  • Hold this pose on for 5-8 breaths.

2. Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog

Downward Facing Dog Yoga

The "Downward Dog" is the used in almost all yoga practices. It helps your entire body fully stretch out and become stronger. 

  • Come on to all your four limps so that the wrists are under the shoulders and the knees are under the hips.
  • Raise your hips up and draw them towards the heels.
  • Firmly press the palms and keep the inner elbows facing towards each other
  • Engage your legs so that the torso moves back towards the thighs.
  • Maintain this posture in 5-8 breaths.

3. Plank


Plank Yoga

Planking allows you to balance on your hands and your entire body so that you can be fully supported. It is really useful for abdominals strengthening. Thanks to this posture, you can also know how to effectively use your breath in a challenging Yoga pose.

  • From all the four limps, raise the legs up from the Yoga mat as you tuck under the toes.
  • Lower the back and the shoulder until you feel your entire body is on a straight line.
  • Breathe deeply.
  • Hold on for 8-10 breaths.

4. Triangle

Triangle Pose

Triangle Yoga

The "Triangle" pose is an ideal standing pose for the waist sides to extend, the lungs to open up, the legs and the entire body to be strengthened.

  • Stand with your feet one-leg length apart from each other.
  • Rotate your right foot out 90 degrees and your left foot in around 45 degrees.
  • Engage your quads and abs as you incline to your left side.
  • Put your right hand on your knee.
  • Open and raise your left arms upright to the ceiling. 
  • Gaze at the left hand.
  • Maintain this position for 5-8 breaths.

After that, you can switch to the other side.

5. Tree

Tree Pose

Tree Yoga

If you want to learn how to practice your balance and concentration skills, try the “Tree” pose.

  • Put your right foot on your inner left thigh.
  • Place your palms together like you are praying and put place your hands in front of your chest. 
  • Maintain this position for 8-10 breaths before repeating on the opposite side. 

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