6 Yoga Poses for Beginner Yogi's

New to yoga? You may be feeling overwhelmed, seeing as there are hundreds of yoga poses out there for you to learn! Don’t stress – Yoga is all about relaxation and restoration and we’ve got a few beginner poses here that everyone needs to master. You will never participate in a yoga class that doesn’t practice most of these poses – So let’s get started!

 

Mountain Pose

Yup, you saw that photo correctly. While Mountain Pose may seem simple - or like you’re ‘just standing there’ - there’s really a ton to focus on. Stand with your feet together and push through the floor with all 10 toes. Imagine a string pulling up from the top of your head – Stand tall, engage your core and push your shoulders back. Breathe deeply into your torso and hold.

Child’s Pose

Child’s Pose is great for resting and relaxing your muscles and your mind. Start on all fours and slowly sit back onto your feet. Stretch your arms and shoulders forward and lower your head to the floor. Relax your muscles and hold for as long as needed.

Bridge Pose

Think a back bend, but easier – and easier on your body. Start by lying on your back, bending your knees and placing your feet shoulders width apart. Lift your butt off the mat and push your hips toward the sky. Join your hands underneath your back to open up your chest and push your heels to the floor to engage your legs. Hold for a few breaths and lower your hips to the floor to rest.

Downward Facing Dog

This pose is used to strengthen and stretch the whole body. Get into position by starting on all fours. Straighten out your legs, keeping your knees slightly bent if the stretch is too tight, and press through the floor with your palms. Engage your core to push your torso back towards your thighs. Hold and return to hands and knees to rest.

Plank Pose

The plank is often used in fitness routines and workouts aside from yoga to strengthen the abdominals. Start on all fours and tuck your toes under to lift your legs up off of your mat. Position your body into a straight line and tighten your abdominals. Hold for 10 seconds and return to all fours to rest.

If this seems to be a little bit difficult, try to adjust by dropping down to your elbows and holding the pose!

Tree Pose

Tree pose is great for beginners and advanced yogi’s alike to help improve balance. Start in Mountain Pose and pull up your right foot to your inner/upper left thigh. Join your hands in a prayer position and stand tall. Choosing a stationary object or mark to focus on will help you to keep your balance! Hold for 10 breaths and switch legs.

Now that you’re pretty much a professional yogi, we’ll look forward to seeing your #YogaPoses on your new Dollamur Yoga Mat – Be sure to tag us!