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.
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.