Must-Know Yoga Poses for Beginners

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Are you someone who’s just beginning your yoga journey? If so, check out these essential poses that help you learn and feel comfortable in your classes at the studio or while practicing at home.

It’s safe to say that what we’re covering today is just be the tip of the iceberg. In reality, there are over hundreds of positions in yoga. However, this compilation of beginner yoga poses is definitely enough to get you started on the right track.

Must-Know Beginner Yoga Poses

Without further ado, here’s a list of the yoga poses every beginner should master.

1. Downward Dog

The downward dog is a staple in almost all yoga practices as it stretches and helps strengthen your entire body. Engaging in this particular pose has also proven to have health benefits.

Here’s how you do it:

You first position yourself on all fours, with your wrists directly under your shoulders and knees right below your hips. Then, tuck your toes and proceed to lift your hips off the floor, drawing them up backward towards your heels.

If your hamstrings are already tight, then you may keep your knees bent slightly. Otherwise, straighten your legs fully while maintaining the backward positioning of your hips. Then, start walking forward, using your hands to provide yourself more length.

Press your palms firmly to the ground, rotating the inner elbows so that they face each other. Proceed to hollow out your abdomen and continue to engage your legs so that your torso doesn’t move back towards your thighs. Hold this position for a minimum of five breaths and a maximum of five breaths before moving to a hands-and-knees resting position.

2. Mountain Pose

The mountain pose is where you start off all standing poses. It basically teaches you how to remain steady on your feet and feel the ground below you. The mountain pose may look, from the outside, as if nothing is going on, but there’s actually a whole bunch of things taking place while you’re seemingly

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