The best yoga asanas for starting yogers

Half Lord of the Fishes

Also known as Ardha Matsyendrasana, the Half Lord of the Fishes is one of the most popular sit and twist yoga poses that stretch the shoulders and hips and energize the spine. Those doing yoga for beginners should be careful in doing this pose because it might twist your back and neck at an awkward angle if not done properly.

Boat Pose (Navasana)

Begin in a staff pose (Dandasana). Take a bend at the knees and set the feet firmly on the ground. Gently lift the feet off the floor, hug the thighs into the abdomen, and lengthen the tailbone. Slowly stretch the legs out and make the shins parallel to the floor.

Virabhadrasana I, or Warrior I

This pose, preferably done on a beach, or in a tropical setting, is the archetype asana for promoting Yoga. The long lines created, photograph very well, which perhaps, explains why many class brochures seem to feature it.

The best yoga asanas for experienced yogis

Peacock Pose (Mayurasana)

It is a hand balancing Hatha Yoga asana which energizes your body organs. The peacock symbolizes love and immortality. Mayurasana tones up your abdomen improve digestive system and strengthen your forearms and wrists.

Headstand With Lotus Legs

Lotus pose gets flipped on its head here, literally. This posture defines yoga—the ability to find strength and stability to nail a headstand, but also softening and opening to melt the lower half of your body into Lotus.

Pungu Mayurasana - Wounded Peacock

This pose is essentially Peacock – but using only one arm. Peacock strengthens the wrists, shoulders and arms and helps to improve digestion due to the pressure applied by the arms. The one armed version truly tests mental focus, and in the name of digestive balance should be practiced on both sides!

The most useful tips for yogis

Drink flavoured water

We all know we need to drink more water, and it’s also good for the muscles, too. But yogis do it right by making their H20 tastier than regular old tap water. If it tastes good, you’ll naturally drink more.

Take care of comfortable clothes

The basic kit you will need consists of stretchy pants or leggings and a top. You need to make sure your clothes are comfortable and allow for free movement.

Be Curious

Becoming curious can help stop us falling into auto pilot mode with our practice. Yoga is such an incredible opportunity to learn about how you act, think and respond to life physically, mentally, emotionally and for those who are inclined, spiritually.

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