Yoga For Beginners – Beginners Yoga Unite
Life is a race in which you compete with yourself and only yourself. This year, don’t wait for January 1st to make resolutions. Work for change. Now. Today. Plan for tomorrow morning. Let’s make goals together and accomplish them. A super common goal I observe in other is the goal to “get fit”. Some people want a stronger body, some want to tone and look a certain way, some people are trying to lose weight for health reasons. So let’s go. We can all be a healthier form of ourselves. One of the most fun ways to get stronger and physically fit is Yoga! I practice Yoga every day and I cannot overstate the benefits mentally, physically, and spiritually. Yoga has a way of touching every part of your life. It tones and strengthens your muscles, it calms the mind, and you can use the quiet moments for prayer. Come on a journey with me to practice 3 easy Yoga moves every day. Find peace and power in your own personal Yoga journey.
- Downward Dog – Stand at the back of your mat with your feet shoulder distance apart. With your feet flat on the mat, bend at the waist, place your hands on the floor about 3-4 feet in front of you. Walk your hands out to the edge of the mat. You should be forming a perfect V-shape. Engage your core, really bend at the waist and keep your hands and legs straight. This is a pose that relieves a stiff neck, while making your shoulder muscles stronger. It surprisingly relieves menstrual cramps and menopause symptoms. Downward dog also raises your heart rate as you come in and out of the pose. Stay in the pose for at least 30 seconds.
- Tree Pose – Start by standing with your feet a few inches apart, lift and bend your left knee as you place your left foot on your right thigh. Put your hands together in front of your heart and balance here for a moment. If you find your balance here, lift your hands above your head and balance for half a minute. This is a wonder pose for your torso, shoulders, thighs, ankles, calves and abs. It also works wonders for sciatica. Now switch legs and complete the same pose with the opposite leg.
- Meditation pose – This is also called the Lotus Pose. Cross your legs in a seated position. Place the backs of your hands resting on your knees. Engage your ab muscles and sit straight up, as if your spine was a perfectly straight rod. This strengthens the deep inner muscles of your core and stretches those tight hip muscles.
As you stay in each pose, take slow conscious breaths and stay there for at least 30 seconds.
This is a starting point. This is your small step into Yoga. Practice these moves and add more poses as you feel comfortable. This can be a great new addition to your life and a beautiful stress reliever. Pose your way to a healthier happier YOU. Improve your quality of life! You only get one!
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- Meg is a Miami Beach bohemian yogi who wanders the world talking photographs and blogs about it all!