Yoga is a commonly known generic term for the physical, mental, and spiritual practices. Originated in ancient India with a view to attain a state of permanent peace. There are many great reasons to add yoga to your exercise routine. Yoga improves muscle tone, flexibility and balance, and it helps you relax and reduce stress. Here are 5 simple basic yoga Poses for beginners.
Vrikshasana (Tree Pose):
Vrikshasana or tree pose is a wonderful pose that teaches balance while toning the muscles of the legs. This elegant pose is not as easy as it looks, but over time it builds tremendous inner and outer strength and a great feeling of accomplishment as you learn to balance on one leg. In ‘Yoga and You’ we will see how to do Vriksasana (Tree Pose).
Cat – Cow Pose:
Cat-Cow is a gentle sequence of two poses that stretches the spine and prepares the body for activity. A wonderful way to start off any yoga practice is with a round Cat Pose to Cow Pose. This Cat Cow pose helps relieving back pain and also helps to stregthen the back dureing pregancy.
Adho Mukho Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog Pose):
Adho Mukha Svanasana posture replicates a dog bending forward, hence the name downward facing dog pose. This asana can be practiced by any beginner too and with all its benefits, one should include it as a part of daily yoga practice. It is a standing pose and mild inversion that builds strength while stretching the whole body. Yoga expert Joshna Ramakrishnan from ‘Maya and Josh’ shows us how to do Adho Mukha Svanasana.
In sanskrit ‘Bridge’ means ‘Setu’, ‘Bandha’ means ‘Lock’ and ‘Asana’ means ‘Pose’. The poses look like the shape of the bridge, so this pose is called as bridge pose. This rejuvenating backbend will open your chest up and keep your spine flexible. Setu Bandhasana will also help to prepare you for more intense backbends. Basically this pose is effective in relaxing the body and reducing stress. Today in ‘Yoga and You’ Dhivya from Dhivyam Yoga shows us how to do this Bridge Pose – Setu Bandhasana.
Bhujangasana is the relaxation pose for all exercises performed on the stomach. It opens up the shoulders and neck. Tones the abdomen. Strengthens the entire back and shoulders. Improves flexibility of the upper and middle back. Today in our ‘Yoga & You’ Keerthana from Rutland Gate Studio explains us how to do Bhujangasana.