How to Start Doing Yoga + Poses



 

While there is a lot to learn, yoga can be the most beneficial practice for your body and mind. Don’t feel overwhelmed with all the information out there, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the basics on how to start practicing yoga and a handful of great poses that will push you in the right direction.

1. Breathe

One of the most important things to learn in yoga is to breathe. You have to breathe in from your nose, until your stomach is sucked in, and then release through your nose. This should be done throughout your yoga session.

2. Meditate

This is the first thing you do when your start your session. You should sit in Sukhasana (the image below) as this calms the mind and stretches your knees and ankles. Click on the image for more  information.

3. Basic Poses

Start with some very basic poses so that you learn what your limits are. Here are a few basic poses that you can do and click on the image for more information on how to do them.

Half Lord of the Fishes Pose – Ardha Matsyendrasana

Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana

Downward-Facing Dog / Inversed V – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Warrior I Pose – Virabhadrasana

Mountain pose – Tadasana

4. Shavasana

Finally, end with Shavasana. Then go back into the easy pose so that you’ll be in an upright position.

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