Yoga for Beginners

Hope you are doing well and making the most of your time at home. This period of ‘social distancing,’ is a time for change. While we’re all anxious of the situation the  world is faced with today, it is the beginning of our metamorphosis. A precious opportunity for us to grow, evolve and pursue the things we’ve always wanted. Our time is now. 


We’ve decided to incorporate a little yoga in our routine. Here are a few poses you can try, in case you too would like to join along. 


1. Vajrasana 

This pose helps to improve circulation in the lower abdomen. You can do about 30-35 breaths in this posture. 

Tips for your practice :    Sit down and stretch out your legs. Fold both legs and sit on the soles of your feet. Keep your knees close together. Place the palms on your knees and keep the spine straight. Relax :) 



2.  Bhujangasana 

This pose is therapeutic for the nervous system and is wonderful for combatting anxiety and depression. It's considered a restorative posture and is great to do in the morning as it energizes and soothes the mind. It also adjusts the spinal column in case of slight displacement. 

Tips for your practice :  Lie on your chest and rest your forehead to the ground. Keep the palms on the ground by the side of the chest. Lift the head back, looking up and raise your upper body. Hold for 5-10 breaths. Relax :) 


3. Shalabhasana 

A beautiful practice for a healthy pelvis and abdomen. Helps strengthen the back muscles. 

Tips for your practice: Lie on your chest with the chin touching your mat. Keep your hands by your side with your palms facing upwards. Raise both legs upwards and do not bend the knees. Keep breathing :) 


4. Chakrasana

 An easy yet effective posture that helps keep the elasticity of the spine. Additionally, it also enables the lungs to be used to their full capacity. 

 Tips for your practice : Stand straight with your feet together. Take a lateral bend to the right side with the left hand over your head and as close to your ear as possible. Take a few deep breaths and repeat on the other side. Relax :) 



5. Parvatasana 

A simple posture that stretches the spine and helps in toning the chest muscles. 

Tips for your practice : Sit in padmasana. Join your hands in front of your chest. Make sure your elbow and wrists are in a parallel line. Then take your hands up above the head stretching as much as you can. This is a great pose to end your practice :) 



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