Easy and Beneficial Yoga Poses That You Can Master
These basic yoga postures are also great for kids, as they’re not too strenuous to do. They include:
Mountain pose (tadasana) — The mountain pose is considered the base of almost all poses. It’s aimed to improve your posture and strengthen your core.
To do this, stand with your feet together and heels slightly apart. Rest your arms at the side of your torso and bring your fingers together. Hold this pose for five to 10 seconds.24
Tree pose (vrikshasana) — This pose helps improve your balance, clear your mind, and strengthen your leg and back.
You simply have to stand on one leg then bring your other foot up to your ankle, shin or thigh. Once you find your balance, put your arms in the air and bring your palms together.
Warrior II pose (virabhadrasana II) — This basic yoga pose is aimed to strengthen the lower portion of your body, including your hips, groin and legs.
You can do this by standing with your feet wide apart. Turn your right leg out on a 90-degree angle, and then point the toes of your left foot to the front.
Stretch your arms out to the sides, with palms facing forward, and then slowly bend your right leg while keeping the other leg straight and firm.
Child’s pose (balasana) — This is a resting posture that you can perform in between vigorous poses. You just have to bend your knees and sit on you heels, then slowly lower your head to the floor and stretch your arms out in front of you.
Chair pose (utkatasana) — This is a powerful pose that aims to strengthen the muscles in your arms and legs. To do this, you have to stand straight with your feet apart, then stretch your arms over your head.
Slowly bend your knees as if you’re sitting in a chair. Be sure to keep your back straight and your hands parallel to the ground.
Triangle pose (trikonasana) — The triangle pose helps stretch your hamstrings, thighs, calves and ankles.
Stretch your right foot out to a 90-degree angle, while keeping the left leg close to your torso. After that, extend your right arm up and slowly stretch it toward your left side.
Be sure to keep your waist straight.
Performing these regularly can help you become more flexible over time. Whichever pose you decide to take on, make sure that you adjust it according your fitness level to avoid straining yourself. Yoga is for YOU – so pace yourself and leave your ego behind. Over time you will be surprised at your progress