Beginning Yoga Poses


There are a great number of yoga poses (each with its own unique name) and they can all be a bit overwhelming. I thought I would provide a few of the beginning yoga poses . Please excuse the rudimentary drawings, I had a little trouble photographing myself doing the poses.It’s so much easier to photograph someone/something else.Please leave a comment if you have any others you might like to share.

Cat – Cow Stretch

A basic spinal stretch done on all fours.

Child’s Pose – Balasana

This is a resting pose you can use anytime you get tired.

Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana

A very basic backbend, Cobra may be done many times in a single yoga class.

Corpse Pose – Savasana

This resting and rejuvenating pose is done at the end of every yoga class.

Downward Facing Dog – Adho Mukha Svanasana

Downward facing dog is done many times during most yoga classes. It is a transitional pose, a resting pose and a great strengthener in its own right.

Knees, Chest, and Chin – Ashtanga Namaskara

This pose may be done many times in a single yoga class in sequence with Plank and Cobra.

Mountain Pose – Tadasana

The foundation of all standing poses.

Plank Pose

Strengthens the arms and spine.

Raised Hands Pose – Urdhva Hastasana

A standing pose with the arms stretched upwards.

Seated Forward Bend – Paschimottanasana

A forward bend with the legs outstretched.

Staff Pose – Dandasana

Dandasana is the basic seated pose from which all the others originate.

Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana

Reach for your toes.

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4 thoughts on “Beginning Yoga Poses

  1. I have to get back to my yoga. It just totally agrees with my body as an old, retired ballerina. Thanks for the inspiration, and thank you as Co-Host of vB’s Mompreneur Blog Hop for linking up with us! Please check back in through the month to meet more Mompreneurs.

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