Yoga Poses For Beginners: Let’s Start!

Anyone who has ever attended a yoga class with a group of other people will have spent most of their time desperately looking around at everyone else. Here are the best yoga poses for beginners!

Remove Unrealistic Expectations

Unrealistic expectations are often driven by comparisons and the idea that you should be the best, and this can lead to exaggeration. 

Do not forget to pause for a moment, let go of this mindset and realize that everyone has to start somewhere. In this sense, it is also always a good idea to talk to a doctor before you start a new form of exercise to make sure you are safe. What tips do you give beginners to stop something before it hurts or when it hurts? Let’s say an attitude brings discomfort, but you feel really good and always want to avoid pain. 

And, of course, we must not forget that practice is making progress, but it is still only the beginning, not the end, of the journey. 

So, we begin

The biggest thing you can do as a beginner is to start practicing and then stick to it, says Peterson: “The more you do yoga, the more awareness you build up in your body. Here are several helpful yoga poses for beginners, and one pioneer in this step is Harlem – based in Devon Stewart, founder of the Harlem Yoga Center. 

Start with hands-on shoulders, knees stacked on top of hips and feet. Distribute the hands wide and press index finger and thumb into the mat and press with them onto the mat. 

Lift your tailbone, push your buttocks back, and gently push your heels to the floor, stretching your legs as far as possible. Pull hips towards the ceiling and gently push heels back to the floor with your feet, pushing back on your backside. 

Downward-Facing Dog/Adho Mukha Svanasana

Stand with your toes together and heels slightly apart, putting your weight evenly on your feet and stretching your hips a little so that your tailbone is facing the floor. To take the pressure off your wrists, spread your fingers wide, reach down to the mat with your fingertips and put more weight on the pad, where the first finger and thumb are inserted into the palm of your hand. Spread your toes, pull your core in and get up, hop up and down, your hips little protruding, and your tailbone facing the floor. 

You can also have your hands resting on your sides and put them in a prayer position in front of your chest, or your teacher can assign you a specific position or give you a choice. Take a long, slow, deep breath through your nose and stretch your arms over your head and push your feet up. Relax your shoulders and roll them back and forth, breathe in and breathe in again. This is a common variant, but teachers can either set up specific ones or set them up for you. 

Mountain Pose/Tadasana

Spread your arms as far as necessary and then back to the middle of your body, back and forth as far as possible, hands in front of you and feet on the floor. 

Start in an offset position, lift your heels off the floor, square your hips forward, and take a big step forward. Try to bend your front leg forward so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Keep your back straight, bend your front knee, and lift your heel off the floor and start again. 

Crescent Lunge/Utthita Ashwa Sanchalanasana

Hold for 5 breaths, arms out to the side with your head towards the ceiling, and repeat on the other side. If you also push against the mat and feel your hips stretch, then stretch further forward. 

To get into Low Lung Anjaneyasana, simply drop your knees to the floor and keep your legs long and flat. Peterson says it’s more important to keep your spine long than stretch your hind legs, so stretch them to lift your upper body and lengthen your back. 

If you are new to yoga and have had a similar experience and are still nervous about going to the studio and rolling out your mat, this is a great way to learn the poses that appear in your class until you feel more confident trying them out. I wish I had familiarized myself a little with beginner yoga pants before I went through my first course, but the advice of advanced yogis helped me. Don’t try to compare yourself, just try to understand what the hell is going on around you. To be honest, even if you know what to do, you can’t tell if you’re doing it right because you don’t know the English or Sanskrit name of the pose. 

These excellent yoga poses for beginners are here to make your day better! Central Park is a great place to practice them!

Be sure to complement your workout with some healthy food!