Yoga is all about forming a harmonious connection between the mind and body. To help you to achieve this goal, yoga contains a series of physical exercises known as yoga poses. For a beginner yoga poses may seem very difficult and taxing on the body. But remember, yoga is not about failure and success. Yoga is about trying; it encompasses that unique experience, that distinctive journey of forming a connection with your inner self.
Yoga poses, also known as asanas, fall under twelve broad categories. These comprise of the seated yoga poses, twists, inversions, balancing poses, core strengthening poses, back bending poses, forward bending poses, side bending poses, hip opening poses, prone yoga poses, supine yoga poses and standing yoga poses. Each of these categories contains a plethora of yoga postures that you can practice. Learn about numerous asanas, read about their wholesome effects on the mind and body and decide which ones work best for you
Each asana (yoga pose) focuses on a different part of the body and together they deliver an impressive list of benefits which include increased concentration and focus, weight loss, strengthening of the core muscles, alleviating long term stress and cases of acute pain and of course, relieving your mind and body from the anxiety and tension of daily life.
Beginners should first practice and master the four basic yoga poses before challenging themselves with more demanding postures. These basic yoga poses are the downward dog, child’s pose, prayer pose and triangle pose.
So do wear your most comfortable outfit, roll out that yoga mat, position yourself in a quiet, airy place with minimal distractions and focus on your breathing. It is as simple as that. And in a short time you’ll find yourself doing advance yoga poses.