Yoga Starter Exercises:
Yoga Starter Exercises
exercises help you strengthen your body, make it more flexible, calm your mind
and give you energy. Yoga sessions are designed for people of all ages worldwide,
for helping promote harmony and balance of the body and mind, where you learn
to recognize when one side is stronger or more flexible than the other.
practice of yoga offers plenty for everyone. You can modify positions and systems
easily to meet your needs as well as physical conditions, using a variety of props
around you like cushions, chairs, walls, floor mats or other items. A yoga practice
can even be customized just for you. Note that with yoga, you do not compete with
yourself or others, as yoga is a stress-free albeit powerful way to exercise.
are a couple of yoga starter sessions to try:
Cat-Stretch Pose aka Marjari-asana
Kneel, then lean forward, placing your
hands on the floor below your shoulders, with your fingers facing forward. Have
your hands in line with your knees, your arms and thighs at right angles to the
floor with your knees slightly separated.
your head and drop your spine so that your back is concave. Take a deep breath
to fill your lungs and hold for three seconds. While you exhale, lower your head
and stretch out your spine in an upwards direction. When you finish your breath,
pull in your buttocks, contract your stomach muscles and then place your head
between your arms. Repeat 5 times.
Mountain Pose aka Parvatasana
To help strengthens your muscles and nerves
in your legs and arms, and improve the circulation in your upper spine, try this
down on your raised heels and reach out with your arms, stretching them forward
so that your forehead is on the floor. Breathe in deeply and relax for a little
while. Then lift yourself up on your hands and knees. Tuck your toes under and
keep your back flat.
and then push yourself up on to your toes. Next, lift your buttocks up while lowering
your head between your arms. Position your back and legs so that they form two
sides of a triangle.
exhale, resting your feet back on the floor. Try to touch the floor with the top
of your head and hold this position for 10 seconds.
are many yoga exercises for you to try. Learn more and find exercise sessions
to suit your needs and help improve your own lifestyle.
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