Yoga Poses

Yoga Poses

Article by Lena Jones

The Importance Of Yoga Poses And What They Can Do For Beginners

Yoga is a unique fitness regimen that can provide your whole body with strengthening, toning, and endurance. In addition to giving your body a good workout, it also encourages brain stimulation, meditation, and relaxation. Yoga poses are a fantastic way to end your day, or begin it. Each pose is different and allows for specific flexibility motions and toning.

Yoga poses are becoming more popular and are being incorporated into other daily fitness routines and even bootcamps! When learning Yoga you should always start with the basic beginner poses that include downward facing dog, cobra, childs pose, and more. The basic foundation poses can lead you to a better understanding of yoga, and teach you how to advance towards the harder more difficult poses.

Yoga poses vary from seated, standing, arm balances, forward bends, back bends, restorative, and plenty of others. These yoga poses will have unique names and are typically performed to soothing music. Yoga is special, because it has the uncanny ability to wake your body up and calm it down at the same time. Many people who practice yoga report feeling revived and free the entire day. Yoga positions and poses are also called asanas, which means “a posture or manner of sitting”. It refers directly to yoga poses and the practice of yoga.

Beginner yoga poses, such as downward facing dog, are especially important. These poses prime your body and mind to prepare for something harder and more difficult. You will learn Mountain Pose, which is the basic foundation of all standing poses, and child’s pose, which is the basic of all restorative and relaxing poses. More difficult poses include the plank, which is still considered a beginner pose, but is particularly difficult on the muscles.

Dressing for yoga poses are also a key requirement in practicing yoga. You should always wear snug yet somewhat loose fitting clothing. You want to feel comfortable, but you don’t want to have too much loose fabric. Stepping and falling on a long pant leg can be dangerous! Thin cotton and easy to move in clothing is best, especially when it comes to difficult poses.

Yoga poses are plentiful, with there being tons of different yoga classes, and hundreds of different poses. You will work muscles you never knew existed, and find strength by completing and mastering special yoga poses. Posing in yoga is only as difficult as you make, but extremely relaxing and body changing. Yoga poses can awaken something new inside of you, and allow you to relax and find internal power within yourself.

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