Yoga poses for beginners

Yoga poses for beginners

As a yoga beginner, some of the yoga poses can often seem quite daunting. Of course, they look easy enough. For example, the downward dog looks easy when demonstrated by a yoga instructor but when you come to put your own body in that pose, there seems to be some serious body non-cooperation going on.

Why won’t my body do this stuff?

Most people starting yoga are nowhere near flexible enough to achieve these poses straight away and it is important to not become overwhelmed and think yoga isn’t for you.

You don’t set yourself a goal of running a marathon and expect to be able to run a marathon straight away. Instead, you build up to it gradually, letting your body become accustomed to the new regime so that eventually you have the endurance and strength to run that marathon.

111 9tkolu
Wire-free sports bra ideal for comfortable yoga stretches and poses. Soft on your skin and View product.
Waterproof and slip-proof yoga mat made in environmentally friendly TPE. Ideal extra-long size (183cmL x View product.
Non Slip Yoga Mat Cover Towel Anti Skid Microfiber Yoga Mat Size 183cm 61cm 72
Non-slip yoga mat towel idea for covering your yoga mat ideal for hygiene and to View product.
10MM Extra Thick High Quality NRB Non slip Yoga Mats For Fitness Environmental Tasteless Pilates Gym
10mm extra-thick high-quality NBR non-slip yoga mat for yoga or pilates or fitness. NBR is View product.
High Waist Seamless Yoga Pants Sports Leggings For Women s Workout Slim Gym Fitness push up
Lovely high waisted seamless leggings in various stunning colours. Very flattering for all figures. Package View product.
Seamless Yoga Set Women Fitness Clothing Sportswear Woman Gym Leggings Padded Push up Strappy Sports Bra
This seamless yoga set is designed to be comfortable, durable, and lightweight for maximum functionality View product.
Energy Seamless Leggings Strappy Bra 2Pcs Yoga Set Women Gym Fitness Clothing High Waist Yoga Leggings
Seamless high waisted yoga leggings and strappy bra top ideal for yoga, running, the gym View product.
Zhangyunuo Push Up Yoga Leggings Compression Tights Slim Ombre Seamless Gym Leggings Sport Fitness Tummy Control
Fabulous seamless high waisted yoga leggings in ombre colour style.  These leggings look and feel View product.
Gym Yoga Pants Sports Wear For Women Tummy Control High Waist Leggins Sport Tights Woman Fitness
Very flattering seamless high waisted yoga pants with tummy control.  They come in some lovely View product.
Vital Seamless Sport Shirts Long Sleeve Shirt Women Crop Top Yoga Sport T shirt Workout Tops
Beautiful seamless long sleeve crop-top ideal for yoga, fitness and workouts.  Really comfortable and flattering View product.

No race to the finishing line

It’s the same with yoga however with yoga there really is no hurry or competition or deadline. It is about connecting with your body and mind and improving daily. Yoga can become a life long practise so you have plenty of time to learn and there really is no finishing line to race to.

You can make small steady gains by incorporating some easy moves into a daily 10-minute routine that will allow you to progressively reap the benefits of yoga. These include increased strength and flexibility, feeling more invigorated and energetic and less stressed.

Each day you will see improvements and those seemingly difficult poses will become more and more doable.

Easy to fit in

Everyone has 10 minutes in a day that they can fit in something that has so many positive benefits. Check out the videos below to help you get started. YouTube is a fantastic resource on your yoga journey with so many great people teaching you yoga for free.

As you become more comfortable with doing yoga then you may wish to seek out a class to take your yoga practice to the next level or to share the experience with like-minded people.

However, the most important thing is getting started and not feeling that yoga isn’t for you. Yoga is for everyone who accepts that it’s ok to be a beginner at something and be willing to open themselves up to better health and well being.

Being the newbie and being out your comfort zone will only be temporary. Your comfort zone will soon expand to include you as someone who does yoga. You just have to hang in there until it does. A small price.

Leave us a comment and let us know how you got started with yoga and any tips you have on how beginners can take their first steps towards overcoming their fears and loving yoga.

Top photo by Anupam Mahapatra on Unsplash

No Replies on

Yoga poses for beginners

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *