5 Productive Yoga Poses For Beginners
5 Productive Yoga Poses For Beginners. So, we know Although it’s an ancient practice. Yoga has become the exercise in recent years. Everyone from A-list celebs to your coworkers are getting their om on these days—and for good reason.Practicing yoga has serious health benefits, from boosting your immunity, helping you sleep better, fighting stress, and even improving your sex life.
“The yoga practice always meets us where we are.” When you allow yourself to remember this, you will find both you and your muscles opening up in incredible ways.Yoga poses ask us to remove judgment of ourselves and release expectation.
I have listed some juicy and productive beginners poses so that you may advance your practice at the perfect pace for you. Keep compassion for yourself and your body, knowing you are preparing yourself for an advanced physical (and most importantly, spiritual!) practice.
Yoga Move 1. Reclined Goddess+
Our hips not only work extremely hard as the largest joint in our bodies. They also store a plethora of emotional information and past wounding + trauma.
Opening this place is not just a matter of the muscles, but also the feelings that immediately come up.
Through reclined goddess you can rest fully on your back, supported by ground and earth beneath you, while you learn to breathe deeply, slowly and evenly–allowing your hips to begin to release physically and emotionally in a safe and held position.
Yoga Move 2. Wide-Knee Child’s Pose
So, grounded down on the floor, supported and held, your hips will open here too as you also elongate and stretch you spine as well as release your shoulder blades (which hold an extreme amount of tension).
This pose teaches you to stay calm in discomfort and helps you to become more and more aware of your body in space, lessons that will serve you well as you advance your practice.
Yoga Move 3. Supine Twist
Supine twist is a gentle way to begin working into the spine, allowing you to deepen by moving your knees closer to your chest. It is very relaxing and tunes you into the flow of your breath, learning what it feels like to fully expand open in the rib cage.
Yoga Move 4. Downward Facing Dog
Many people think that having straight legs is imperative here, constantly trying to get their feet flat on the floor. In fact this pose is meant to elongate your spine and most importantly open your shoulders.
When in this pose allow your knees to bend gently and press your chest toward your thighs as though you could kiss the mat. Soon you’ll be able to straighten the legs more and more while retaining the most important aspects and benefits of this posture.
Yoga Move 5. Seated Forward Fold
In this pose be sure to bend your knees and press your chest to your thighs; with hands on the outside edges of the feet begin to straighten your legs, keeping your chest pressed!
People LOVE to try and fly into the fullest expression of this. But there are no shortcuts and what they end up doing instead is simply touching their toes without stretching their backs or hamstrings, wasting time.
|Yoga is a practice of deep love, a journey into your soul and the heavens. The practice asks us to be patient and to listen to what the poses have to tell us. We receive more knowledge the more we practice.|