The Best Yoga Postures For Beginners To Do At Home

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Physical posturing and breathing techniques are at the core of many yoga practices. Furthermore, yoga is also known as a rather safe practice to embark upon. However, make sure if you are dealing with any aliments, you consult an expert before proceeding.

Similarly, don’t discontinue any current mind or body treatments without speaking with a medical expert.

Here are just a few of the best yoga postures for beginners at home:

Downward Facing Dog:

Downward-facing dog yoga pose is often incorporated into many yoga routines, regardless of styles. One of the main benefits may just be helping to improve balance, and for strengthening your core.

Begin with your hands and feet facing the yoga mat. Then, proceed into a “table-top position”. Furthermore, your hands directly underneath your shoulders, knees aligned and underneath your hips.

Now, extend your arms slowly away from your core, taking your hips back and upward. For example, pretend you’re building an inverted “U” or “V” shape with your hips, as you extend upwards.

While progressing deeper into the pose, extend your feet, and shift your balance to your toes. Additionally you may attempt to touch the back of your heels to the mat with advanced practice or as you warm-up.

Take a few breaths. Attempt to remain in this position for 5 to 10 seconds. Then gradually move back into the table-top position or use this as a starting point for other additional poses.

The Warrior Position

Oftentimes this yoga pose is utilized to help (like many) improve flexibility, or as a confidence “type” pose, while also strengthening their body balance, through their core.

Firstly, begin in the traditional downward facing dog position. Now, extend your right foot in front, in-between your hands. Your hands should be shoulder width apart or slightly more.

Your left leg should be extended backwards in a diagonal line with your core, while dropping your back heel. Both of your legs should be on slightly different planes.

Now, gently and slowly lift your arms up towards the ceiling, while pushing your hips slightly lower and arching your back. Ultimately, this will help in opening up your chest.

Stay in this position for 10 to 15 seconds and then maneuver yourself to prepare to place the other leg in front.

Tree Position

The Tree Position is one of the most popular yoga positions. For us, it’s a must in many yoga routines, and ranks among the best yoga postures for beginners. It works well for creating clarity and focus. It is as well a pose that one can start or finish in, to help become more grounded, calm and balanced.

Firstly, stand in an upright position with your head, chest, and pelvis aligned. With your right foot planted firmly into your yoga mat, (and left foot just lightly on the mat with your toes touching). You should feel your weight transfer to just one leg (right leg).

Next, bring your left knee upward toward your core. Additionally, you can grab onto your knee for further balancing purposes. Then, swing your left leg out to the side, (like the opening of a gate).

Bring the plane of your foot toward your right leg and push against the right leg. Push either below or above your knee joint, depending on comfort level.

Tip: You should try and also press your right thigh into your left foot as this can further help with balance.

While you do this, focus on core strength and balance, placing your hands in a prayer position, relax and drop your shoulders.

Similarly, to the above positions, hold this pose for 5-15 seconds.

Repeat the tree yoga pose with the other leg.

Final Thoughts!

Great Job!

These are just 3 of the best yoga postures for beginners to do at home, any time of the day. These positions (along withy yoga in general) are meant to improve clarity, focus, and posture, hopefully improving upon or helping achieve both mental and physical health.

Once you have mastered basic beginner poses at home, you may wish to progress to more advanced poses or even using yoga props. For example, a yoga wheel or yoga blocks. Please browse around, taking a further look at other yoga poses to try.

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