Everyone knows how beneficial yoga is. It helps you relax, both physically and mentally. If you are new to yoga, you can start with a couple of basic yoga poses that will help you get stronger and more flexible. These poses are perfect for beginners who want to achieve more flexibility. If you have enough time, you can start your yoga practice with a few yoga poses and finish it with a few minutes of meditation. If you have little time, do either practice or meditation – that will be enough to help you relax.
Mountain pose will help you improve your posture, sense of center and mental clarity.
Stand with your feet hip-width apart, your arms at your sides and your neck aligned with your spine. Breathe deeply at an even pace.To stretch, you can reach up to the sky.
Downward facing dog pose encourages full-body circulation and it is an excellent stretch for your calves and heels. Get on all fours with your hands shoulder-width apart and your legs hip-width apart and spread you fingers in order to be more stabile. Press your hips upward and slightly bend your knees. If you want a stronger stretch, keep your heels on the floor.
Tree pose improves your balance and strengthens your spine, thighs, calves and ankles. In order to do this, take a mountain pose first. Then, shift your weight onto one leg, keep your hips facing forward, place the sole of the other foot inside your thigh and try to balance. Take a prayer position with your hands or reach up. Repeat on the other side.
Upward facing dog is a great pose for stretching and strengthening your spine, arms and wrists. Lie on the floor facedown and with your legs extended. Make sure that your thumbs are under your shoulders and that the tops of your feet are on the floor. Tuck your hips downward, keep your shoulders down and, using the strength of your arms, push up to lift your chest off the floor. Relax and repeat.
Child’s pose helps you relax and stretch your thighs, hips and ankles. This pose will also help relieve back and neck pain. First sit on your heels and then roll your torso forward. Rest your forehead on the ground in front of you. Extend your arms forward and lower your chest to your knees. Hold the pose as long as you want and breathe deeply.