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An Introductory Guide To Yoga Poses



An introductory guide to yoga poses

If yoga was a flower, it would definitely be full of color and flourished. Maybe even smell nice. What we’re trying to say is that there are many nuances to yoga, nuances that many might not be aware of unless they have taken time to look deeper than what the surface media presents about this practice.

Speaking of practice, yoga is considered both a form of body discipline as well as an art form, so don’t be surprised if most of the name you will encounter in yoga for the different poses strike you as extravagant, or maybe even peculiar. If you think the names are like that, wait until you get to try the actual positions. Whether you’re attempting a couple of locust poses or trying your best to perform a warrior 3 position, you will find that there are many sides to yoga positions and what they are trying to accomplish. In that regard, we are going to take the time to go over some of the types of yoga positions that you can encounter during yoga sessions and overall within the yoga practice.

Balancing poses

The main basis of balancing poses is to develop and bolster a strong foundation. If you think your foundation can use some improving, you should trying practicing some balancing poses which are bound to strengthen your overall composure. Some poses pertaining to this category include:

  • Extended hand-to-big-toe;
  • Eagle;
  • Half Moon;
  • Handstand;
  • Lord of the Dance;
  • Tree;
  • Side-Plank.

Arm balance poses

While the same core functionalities of these poses are similar to regular balancing poses, these also are considered efficient towards strengthening balance overall and overcoming your fears. Let’s look at some examples:

  • Crane;
  • Dolphin Plank;
  • Eight-Angle;
  • Four-Limbed Staff;
  • Firefly;

Chest opening poses

These poses are considered to be beneficial for both your chest and shoulders, and also your heart. You can open them all to the world by practicing these poses:

  • Cow;
  • Bow;
  • Cobra;
  • Camel;
  • Fish;
  • Locust;
  • Half-Frog.

Restorative poses

If you’re looking for a way to gain calm for both mind and body and relax them, you will want to give these poses a gander:

  • Child’s pose;
  • Corpse;
  • Reclining Hero;
  • Legs-Up-The-Wall.

If you’ve never tried yoga, it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try and see if maybe it’s what was missing from your daily routine. Many people overlook yoga without knowing that it is what they have been looking for all along.