Yoga Poses for Beginners

  • Virasana (Hero Pose)
  • Paschimottanasana (Seated Forward Bend)
  • Utkatasana (Chair Pose)
  • Naukasana (Boat Pose)
  • Balasana (Child Pose)
  • Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Five Yoga Basics
Beginners should focus on getting the following five yoga basics right to reap the best benefits from their practice. The five tenets are:

  • Right or proper exercise
  • Right breathing
  • Right relaxation
  • Right diet
  • Meditation and positive thinking

Different types of yoga:

There are different types of Yoga. The important ones are karma yoga, jnana yoga, bhakti yoga and rhaja yoga.

  • Karma yoga – Giving of oneself without the expectation of any reward is karma yoga.
  • Jnana yoga – The different illusions of the world are unveiled by the philosophical approach known as Jnana yoga.
  • Bhakti yoga – The emotional energy is channelized into the spiritual practice.
  • Rhaja yoga – It mainly covers mind matters and concentration. Hatha yoga which comes under rhaja yoga is a physical practice and covers the various physical exercises practiced by people.

Some benefits to know more about yoga:

  • Self awareness and mind control are the spiritual aspects of yoga whereas asanas, kriyas, mudras and pranayama are the physical aspects of yoga.
  • Yoga is very beneficial in the treatment of many diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, digestive disorders, heart problems and many more.
  • Yoga improves the posture of the body. It stimulates the important glands and eliminates the toxic substances from the body.