Simple Yoga Poses

Simple Yoga Poses for Relaxation

  • Shavasana (Corpse pose) to provide relaxation for body and mind.
  • Balasana (Child pose) to provide mental and physical relaxation.
  • Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) to induce sound sleep.

Simple Yoga Poses for Pranayama/Meditation

  • Padmasana (Lotus pose), unarguably the best pose in which to practice meditation and pranayama. But, this pose can be difficult for inflexible people.
  • Vajrasana (Diamond pose), you can do this pose after meals to improve digestion. People who cannot sit in Padmasana, can instead adopt for Vajrasana while doing pranayama.
  • Sukhasana (Easy pose), This pose is recommended for pranayama and meditation if you cannot sit in the above two poses.

Simple Standing Poses

  • Konasana cures joint inflammation and arthritis.
  • Trikonasana relieves back pain and joint problems.
  • Tadasana increases height and is great for stretching.

Simple Supine Poses

  • Markatasana to increase flexibility of the back.
  • Pavanmuktasana prevents wind formation and gives relief from acidity and stomach gas.
  • Uttanpadasana cures intestinal problems, indigestion and wind troubles.
  • Padotanasana promotes the health of the large intestine and good metabolism.

Simple Prone Poses

  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) increases the flexibility of the spine and promotes facial beauty.
  • Shalabhasana promotes a flexible spine and cures abdomen troubles.
  • Sarpasana gives a good massage to the abdominal organs and reduces fat in the body.
  • Dhanurasana (Bow pose) provides a good exercise to the endocrine glands, spine and abdomen.

Simple Sitting Poses

  • Kamarchakrasana improves the flexibility of the lower back and removes fat from the hips and abdomen area.
  • Janushirasana (Head to knee pose) improves the flexibility of the back bone and exercises the back muscles.
  • Yoga mudra is great for ladies as it helps them retain their youthfulness and beauty.
  • Mandukasana is ideal for diabetes patients as it cures the disease with consistent practice.
  • Ushtrasana (Camel Pose) cures ailments of the spine, shoulders and neck.