Yoga for Beginners: Poses, Sequences and Tips

Yoga is a beneficial discipline that includes meditation, adopting some particular postures that benefit health and promoting relaxation. Primarily, yoga is meant to build strength, awareness, and harmony in the mind and body. However, individuals that haven’t performed yoga before may find it quite challenging and complicated. In most cases, some may be concerned about the flexibility or shape of their bodies. Fortunately, yoga is not as complicated as it appears. Individuals who need to learn how to go about yoga can start from fundamental poses and sequences to improve flexibility.

Here are some of the helpful poses, sequences, and tips that will help the yoga journey:

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Practicing this pose only requires the individual to be in a standing position. However, it’s the foundation for the rest of the standing poses and inversions. The pose targets the torso and legs, which makes the individual grounded. Impressively, the pose is beneficial for easing anxiety [1] and boosting overall body confidence. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Stand in a position where the second toes are parallel to the first. It involves the individual standing in a position where the big toes aren’t touching, or the heels are not clamped together.
  2. Press against the little toe, big toe, left side heel, and right-side heel. Have a good feel of how the movement engages the entire leg and retains muscle activity.
  3. Inhale and exhale deeply and roll the shoulders backward, releasing them in a position where the shoulder blades are resting on each other, and the neck is extended.
  4. Take a deep breath or close the eyes if it feels comforting.