5 Common Yoga Exercises and Poses for Beginners


Five Common Yoga Exercises and Poses for Beginners Yoga is an ancient practice that has gained quite a lot of popularity due to the benefits it provides, which are never-ending. Some of them include better body awareness, increased flexibility, enhanced posture, improved health, reduced stress, mind and body connection, relief from tightened muscles, mental wellness, and more. A beginner might feel overwhelmed, considering the number of yoga exercises and poses that are prevalent. However, yoga is not so complicated. We have created a list of a few best and most common yoga exercises and poses beginners can easily include in their routine. Learn More: Yoga Basics Definition, Benefits and Technique Practice these poses with mindful breaths to master them before trying the more advanced variations. Here’s a look at five such exercises: 1) Garland Pose or Malasana The garland pose involves a deep squat movement that strengthens and stretches the […]

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Yoga Basics Definition, Benefits and Technique

Yoga Basics Mantra

We typically think yoga is a physical practice that involves various poses and breathing techniques. Did you know that the mindful repetition of a word or sound is also a type of yoga? The chanting of sacred sound vibrations is known as mantra yoga, japa, or mantra meditation. This ancient practice is one of the most powerful ways to clear your mind, focus your concentration and calm your emotions. This type of yoga is a simple yet potent practice that can be easily learned and only requires a minimum of 15 minutes a day to practice. Learn More: 5 Common Yoga Exercises and Poses for Beginners What is a mantra? A mantra is a word, or a series of words chanted aloud or silently to invoke spiritual qualities. The Sanskrit root word ‘manas’ translates as mind, and ‘tra’ means instrument or tool. It is commonly translated to mean “an instrument […]

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Mastering the Art of the Well-Paced Yoga Class

Art of the Well-Paced Yoga Class

Every day during my teacher trainings I give my students time to practice on their own—at their own pace. The practice period is only 15 to 20 minutes, but it gives everyone a little quiet time to integrate the work we’ve been doing as a group. And, it gives everyone the opportunity to work on whatever it is they need at the time. I’ve watched hundreds of students practice in this environment and one thing that stands out: No one goes fast. No one. I’ve never seen one person choose to move at a pace that outstrips their breath. I’ve never seen someone go so fast that they get winded. I’ve seen people choose to practice quiet, restorative poses. I’ve seen people choose ridiculously demanding poses. I’ve seen people choose everything in between. But, I’ve never seen someone move so fast that they can’t breathe deeply. In the modern world […]

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