Top yoga asanas for beginners

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

This pose teaches one to stand with majestic steadiness like a mountain. The word 'Tada' means a mountain, that's where the name comes from .Mountain Pose is the base for all standing poses; It involves the major groups of muscles and improves focus and concentration. Mountain pose may seem like "simply standing," but there is a lot going on.

Beginner's Tip

You can check your alignment by standing against the wall initially. You can even raise your hands and stretch them. Breathe easy.

Tree Pose (Vrksasana)

Tree is an awesome standing balance for beginners to work on to gain focus and clarity, and learn to breathe while standing and keeping the body balanced on one foot. . It replicates the steady stance of a tree.

Beginner's Tip

You can stand with your back braced against a wall if you feel unsteady in this pose.

Triangle (Trikonasana)

Triangle is a wonderful standing posture to stretch the sides of the waist, open up the lungs, strengthen the legs and tone the entire body.Triangle Pose is the essential standing pose in many styles of yoga.

Beginner's Tip

Place your back heel or the back of your torso against a wall if you feel unsteady in the pose.

Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

Warrior pose is quintessential for building strength and stamina in a yoga practice. It give us confidence and stretch the hips and thighs while building strength in the entire lower body and core.

Warrior 1 is a gentle backbend; and one of best yoga pose for stretching open the front body (quads, hip flexors, psoas) while strengthening the legs, hips, buttocks, core and upper body.

Beginner's Tip

When your are bending the front knee As a beginner you have a tendency to tilt the pelvis forward.You must lift the pubis up toward the navel and lengthen the tail toward the floor.

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Downward Dog is used in most yoga practices and yoga classes and it stretches and strengthens the entire body. It may be the first pose you learn as you begin a yoga practice. It acts as a transitional pose and can be a resting position.

Beginner's Tip

If you have difficulty releasing and opening your shoulders in this pose, raise your hands off the floor on a pair of blocks or the seat of a metal folding chair