If you’re new to yoga, learning yoga positions may feel overwhelming. Start with basic yoga poses to build a strong foundation while immediately begin to realize the benefits of yoga.
Yoga improves your flexibility and muscular strength while alleviating anxiety and depression and improving concentration. Increase the benefits of basic yoga poses by combining your yoga sessions with products from the East West Healing Solutions Store.
Basic Yoga Poses to Add to Your Routine
Complex yoga positions are gratifying, but they aren’t necessary to reap the advantages of Palm Harbor yoga classes. Here are some yoga positions ideal for novices. As you master these yoga positions, you can learn more advanced moves to expand your health and nutrition.
Chair Pose (Utkatasana)
The Chair Pose is a fantastic position to start your yoga session, whether you’re at home or at a yoga studio. It gets the heart pumping and opens up the diaphragm so that you’re ready for a terrific yoga class.
Stand, inhale, and fill the diaphragm with air, and raise your arms so that they’re perpendicular to the ground. Exhale as you bend the knees and squat as if you’re sitting in a chair. Your goal should be to get the thighs as close to parallel to the ground as possible. Press your heels into the ground for stability.
Start by holding the pose for 30 seconds, eventually working up to a minute as your muscle endurance improves. Another great thing about basic yoga poses is that you can easily make most of them harder simply by holding them for longer periods of time.
Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)
Yoga students who need healing services for back pain love the relief offered by the Cobra Pose. Cobra Pose is also one of the most effective basic yoga poses for strengthening the upper body.
Lie prone (on your stomach) on the floor. Position your hands so they’re underneath your shoulders with your elbows tucked into your body.
As you press your lower body into the floor, inhale as you straighten your arms and lift your chest off the floor. See that you keep your body in a straight line.
Keep your buttocks and shoulder blades firm. Avoid overextending the front ribs. Hold the Cobra pose for 15 to 30 seconds as you inhale and exhale. To release the position, exhale and bend your arms so your body returns to the floor.
The High Lunge is one of the basic yoga poses that healing instructors recommend for individuals who sit for a large portion of the day. It helps stretch and alleviate the discomfort of tight hip flexors.
Start by standing with your feet together; your toes will be slightly turned out. Bend at your waist so that you’re touching your toes as much as possible. Don’t bend your knees!
Step your left foot back. If you’re using a yoga mat while at home or attending classes at yoga studios, you’ll step to the back edge of the mat with this foot. Your right foot should form a right angle when you step back.
Lean your torso forward and lay it on your right thigh. Hold for 15-30 seconds before switching sides.
Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
Even though Easy Pose is one of the best basic yoga poses for a variety of ailments, you’ll likely feel the stretch in your hips and hamstrings. Start by sitting on the floor with the legs extended in front of you. Then, cross the right shin over your left shin (or vice versa, depending on your flexibility), so that your knees remain stacked over your feet.
Hold your knees with your hands and gently draw them upwards to help keep your spine elongated as you inhale and exhale.
Combining your basic yoga poses with your alternative treatments? The Easy Pose is one of the top basic yoga poses to do will engaging in halotherapy (spending time in a room with a high concentration of salt particles).
East West Healing Solutions Offers Yoga Classes in Palm Harbor
Want to learn more about basic yoga poses? Contact East West Healing Solutions today to take part in one of our yoga classes in Palm Harbor.