Despite its popularity, yoga can be intimidating for some people. So many people dismiss yoga because they fear it is not flexible enough without even trying it!
Yoga classes can be challenging, watching others kick up into headstands with ease and feeling confident in your capacity to participate.
You can adapt yoga to your skill level like other forms of exercise.
The benefits of yoga are numerous: It relieves stress, decreases muscle pain, aids in weight loss, and manages anxiety.
Here’s a yoga routine for beginners to ease you into yoga. Get more flexibility in your mind and body with this exercise!
The Surya Namaskar is known for being a great cardio exercise and for its physical and mental benefits.
It’s best to practice Surya Namaskar steps early in the morning. Each round of Sun Salutation consists of two sets of 12 poses.
In addition to strengthening the body, Surya Namaskar also allows us to express our gratitude for the sun’s power.
Urdhva Hastasana stretches the sides of the body, the spine, the shoulders, the armpits, and the belly.
Take a deep breath and stand straight with your arms by your sides.
When in mountain pose, inhale and extend your arms upward, reaching the fingertips toward the sky and the heels down.
In addition to lengthening the lumbar spine, the entire backside of the body helps relieve lower back pressure from sitting or sedentary lifestyles.
Uttanasana also helps you release tension in your shoulders and neck.
As you exhale, fold forward and out to the sides. Touch your fingertips or palms to the floor. If you can’t, bend at the knees a little or put a yoga block in front of you.
The pose in the Sun Salutation C sequence is familiar to many people. The Crescent Lunge Pose (Anjaneyasana) stretches the hip flexors and quadriceps. There is also the possibility of a backbend.
Kneel to form a 90-degree angle with your right foot forward. Put your left foot up and press down with your left toes.
Lift your arms to the sides, up to the sky, and your head and chest. Take a deep breath and stay balanced. Repeat this exercise on the other side.