I have heard a lot of people complain about how difficult and extremely strenuous some yoga poses can be, but worry no more. There is no need to worry because, as you keep reading, you’ll come to realize that there are some simple yoga poses that you can do with relative ease.
1. Mountain pose (Tadasana)
Mandy Ingber has been reported to have stated that the mountain pose is “the mother of all yoga poses.” Ingber further explained that that “It is through this pose that one finds the proper alignment and shape for additional movements,”
- Stand firmly on the ground, ensure that your feet are together and your arms by your side.
- With your legs straightened, tuck in your tail-bone while engaging your thigh muscles.
- Gradually, as you inhale, extend your arms upwards and exhale.
- As you exhale, lower your shoulders towards the back of your waist.
2. Child’s pose (Balasana)
This is as simple as the Mountain Pose. While doing this, take special caution if your have knee issues and ensure that you are comfortably resting your thighs.
- Start by kneeling down with your toes tucked under.
- Then slowly lower your butt towards your feet as you stretch your upper body front and down while keeping your arms extended.
3. Cat/cow pose (Marjaryasana to Bitilasana)
Yoga experts have declared this pose a good way to warm up your back and to relieve mobility pains.
- Bend down with your knees and hands on the floor while your abs are engaged.
- Breathe in deeply and as you exhale, round your spine upwards and tuck your chin towards your chest, while gradually releasing your neck.
- The next time you inhale, arch your back but relax your abs and lift your head and tailbone upwards.
4. Dynamic eagle pose legs (Garudasana)
This is a very effective method of warming up your legs and thighs.
- Lie flat on the floor and lift your arms at 45O below the ground, while your thighs will be lifted at 90 degrees from your body.
- At this position, extend your legs and spread them wide and press your hands into the floor.
- Then bring your legs towards each other, bend your knees and wrap your left leg around the right.
- Unfurl your legs and go back to the starting position.
5. Shoulder flossing
This pose particular targets the shoulders and help to warm up your cardiovascular system.
- Hold a belt or strap in your hands and stand upright on a flat surface
- With your arms straight, raise them over your head and inhale and then slowly lower your arms behind your back while you exhale.
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