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What is YogaYoga is more than a physical workout because it looks to connect the mind and the body Mostly an effective yoga session is identified by a set of exercises known as yoga postures along with breathing techniques and meditation these components together form an efficient yoga regimenIf you find that an asana is difficult or painful then there are various ways to modify the pose that will help you the most out of your session Yoga instructors make use of props like chairs blocks straps and blankets to help students reach maximum potential from their yoga asanas There is no standard yoga practice which means its not a onesizefitsall exercise yoga practitioners will have to come up with yoga exercises that suit the individual to reap the most benefitsAn introduction to Yoga asanasYoga believes that the mind is a pendulum that swings from the past to the future going from emotions like regret to anger and fear along with bouts of anxiety as well as sorrow and happiness When you perform various types of asanas they allow you to harmonize your body and mind thereby bringing about composure There is more to asanas than physical exertion and they bring about a balance of ease and effort This means that during Yoga the student can put effort into each pose which will eventually help them relax They help enhance flexibility and expand our mind as wellWhen you follow a list of yoga asanas it should be done with a sense of awareness This is important when it comes to breathing techniques Each movement brings about awareness of a body part for instance when you raise your arms you are aware of your movements and which way you should relaxYoga poses for beginnersThere are 10 primary poses that tend to complete a yoga workout especially if its meant for beginners here are some easy yoga posesFor destressingChilds PoseThis is one of the primary calming poses and its a great pause position You can get into this pose when you feel like taking a break from asanas that require too much effort It will help you rest and recuperate before you move on to the next pose Childs pose will gently stretch your lower back open up your hips thighs knees and ankles as well as relax your shoulders spine and neckWhen must you do itDo this pose when you want a stretch through your neck spine and hipsWhen should you skip itAvoid this pose if you suffer from ankle or knee issue experience high blood pressure or are pregnantHow can you modify the Childs poseJust like any other yoga asanas the Childs pose can be modified to suit the student You can rest your head on the cushion and place a rolled towel under your ankles for extra support in case you get uncomfortableFocus on relaxing your muscles and breathing techniquesCorpse PoseUsually a yoga session will end with this pose because it will allow you to relax your muscles Some people may find it challenging to stay still in this pose but the more you practice the more relaxing and meditative this pose will beYou can modify this pose by setting a rolled towel or blanket under your head or knees especially if youre having trouble with your lower backFor strengthDownward facing dogThis yoga pose is done to strengthen the arms back and shoulders Its also known to stretch the hamstrings calves and the arches of your feet Its a great exercise to relieve any back painWhen should you skip itThis pose can cause some strain on the wrist and its not recommended for people who experience carpal tunnel syndrome or other wrist issues Also patients who are prone to high blood pressure or in the last trimester of their pregnancy should avoid this poseHow to modify the downwardfacing dogYou can pose with your elbows to the ground and this will carry the weight off the wrists You can also make use of blocks to feel comfortableIts vital that you distribute the weight evenly through the palms and lift your hips away from the shouldersPlank poseThis is a great yoga technique that helps build core strength along with toning the shoulders legs and arms Its a great pose if you want to build upper body strengthWhen should you skip itSkip this pose if you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome lower back pain or any other wrist issues When you do the plank imagine the lengthening the back of your neck and spineFour limbed Staff PoseThis is a pushup variation that comes after performing the plank and its a common sun salutation in the yoga sequence This is a great pose if you are ready to advance from the beginners level This is great because it makes your arms strong and manages to tone your abdomen as wellWhen do you have to skip itSkip this pose if you have an issue with your wrist recovering from a shoulder injury or experience lower back painHow to modify this poseYou can modify this pose by balancing on your knees Keep your palms flat on the floor and lift the shoulders away from the floorFor FlexibilityThe Seated Half Spinal Twist PoseThe twist asana can help increase flexibility for all your back muscles From all the various yoga postures this one will help relieve stiffness while stretching the shoulders hips and chest The pose will also get rid of any tension that is settled at the centre of your backWhen should you skip itIf you have any back injuryHow to modify itIf bending your right knee seems uncomfortable then keep it straight in front of youBe aware of your breathing patterns when you exhale lift your torso and twistRishikesh Yogpeeth is a Registered Yoga School RYS with Yoga Alliance USA Since 2005 we are conducting 200hours 300hours and 500hours Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Programs that follow the Yoga Alliance framework A registered Yoga school RYS allows you to be a member of Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher RYT which opens up the possibilities to teach Yoga almost anywhere in the world.

ramesh chand

@ Employe | Posted 17 Mar, 2020 | Education