Take that leap of faith move to becoming healthier, stronger, and balanced with these simple yoga postures that you can practice anywhere and everywhere.
After you’ve spent all those hours watching tutorials on yoga and subscribing to wellness newsletters. It’s time for you to finally take that leap of faith move to becoming healthier, stronger, and balanced with these simple yoga postures that you can practice anywhere and everywhere. Pull out a yoga mat and wear some comfortable clothes because that is all you need.
The Mountain Pose or Tadasana is the easiest of them all and yet one of the most powerful ones. Simply stand with your hip and feet apart ensuring that your body weight is evenly spread out and relax your arms at your sides. It’s important to concentrate on your breathing—keep it slow, gentle, and at a reasonable pace. Tadasana is known to be a great way to improve posture and restore calmness and clarity, along with being a great breathing exercise.
Stretch your arms and reach for the sky, keeping your feet together and bringing your hands into a gentle namaste. Allow your head and neck to relax and drop back a little bit and take five to seven deep breaths ,keeping your eyes focused at the tip of your fingers.
The Child’s Pose or Balasana is a favorite one for new yoga practitioners. The pose may look simple but is very effective in relieving back pain and has a very relaxing effect. At first this might seem hard so go as far as you can and feel your hips stretching, with practice it will get easier. A great way to release tension after a long day at work.
Sit upright by sitting on your legs folded with your bottom sitting on the sole of your feet and slowly roll your torso inwards while gently bringing your forehead to the ground. While doing so, extend your arms and ensure that your chest is touching your knees. Relax your head and neck and take deep gentle breaths and allow your body to melt into the mat.
The Warrior Pose or the Virabhadrasana is a great way to stretch your legs and ankles and work your entire leg muscle group along with being fantastic hip openers.
Stand with your legs apart (3 feet away). Keep your right foot pointing forward while your left leg is pointing inwards and stands firmly on the ground. Do a small lunge just with your right leg, keeping your left leg straight. Extend your arms with your palms facing downwards and feel the energy through the tip of your toes and the energy rising all the way up as you take deep breaths. Repeat the same for the other side.
The tree pose or Vriksasana is one of the first poses one learns in yoga, as it teaches one the basics of breath, balance, and core strength.
Begin with your arms at your sides and slowly shift weight onto your left leg while placing the sole of the right foot on the side of your right thigh. While inhaling, stretch your arms up with palms facing each other into a namaste. If you are off balance and fall off, it's absolutely normal. With practice, you will build strength, balance, and core strength.
Adho mukha Svanasana
The downward facing dog or Adho Mukha Svanasana is a pose that helps to lengthen your spine, releases built up lactic acid from your legs and shins, and is a great asana to help you focus on your breath and establish balance all over your body.
From your mat, simply put your two hands firmly on the ground and step back (2 feet back) and form an inverted V. Keep your legs a foot apart and allow your head to relax and fall down focusing your eyes on your naval (navgraha drishti) while keeping your hands fairly apart, and press your hands and legs firmly into the ground. By pushing your hands firmly against the ground, focus on extending your spine and lengthening your legs .Let your energy flow through your hands, feet, and your lower back. Take five to seven deep breaths and allow the process to happen.