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6 Yoga Poses for Newbies with Tips

6 Yoga Poses for Newbies with Tips

Hello to the new ones in the practice! Did you know that you have done Yoga even before meeting the Yoga mat? 


Yes! Yoga is breathing patiently in the middle of traffic. 

Yoga is stretching the body after sitting all day. 

Yoga is listening to the stream of thoughts before saying your reaction. 



Here are few poses newbies can try in the comfort of your homes. And a refresher guide for the regulars:


Butterfly pose



1. From a seating position, bring the soles of the feet together, and closer to you. Interlace the fingers around the toes.

2. Inhale and press the hips down using your arms and straighten the spine. Drop the shoulders down and bring the chest towards the front. Pushing the knees down towards the floor to open the hips.

3. Continue to breathe and hold for 3-8 counts.


You can modify the pose by placing a blanket under your knees or bum for support. 


Did you know: Butterfly pose is a good hip opener and lengthens your spine.


Tree pose



1. On a standing position, shift all the weight into the left leg and bend the knee with control. Turn the right knee to the right wall, option to place the sole of right foot on the side of your ankle or calf or leg, never on your knees.

2. Find a focal point and keep staring to maintain balance. When you are balanced, slowly bring the palms together in a prayer position in front of the heart. 

3. Inhale and exhale. Keep the left leg strong by pressing the foot into the floor. The shoulders are relaxed and the chest is pressing forward.

4. Continue to breathe and hold for 4-8 counts.

5. To release: slowly exhale the arms down and then release the legs back into standing position.

6. Repeat on the other side.


Did you know: Tree pose improves focus and balance. 


Triangle pose



1. From a standing position place both legs 3 feet apart, turn the right toes to the right, and the left toes slightly inwards. Check if both heels are in line with each other. Inhale to shift the upper body as if somebody is pulling your right arm parallel to the floor.

2. Exhale to rotate the arms, raising the left arm and resting the right hand against the calf or right ankle, with the palms facing forward. 

3. Press into the feet, pull up the knee caps, and keep the legs strong. Reach the fingertips to the ceiling, bringing the arms into one straight line, shoulders are relaxed while keeping the chest open and facing forward.

4. Continue to breathe and hold for 3-6 counts.

5. To release: inhale and lift the upper body and pressing down into the feet in exhale. 

6. To repeat on the other side. 


Did you know: Triangle pose leave no part of your body behind. It strengthens the core, opens the hip and shoulders, and stretches the legs.


High lunge pose 



1. From a standing position hands on your side, step the left foot back keeping the hips square to the front, and bend the front knee to 90 degrees. Tuck the back toes and straighten the left leg.

2. Lift your arms and hands towards the ceiling. Roll the shoulders and press the chest forward. Lean back so the upper body is not slightly forward, look straight ahead with the chin parallel to the floor.

3. Extend the back leg by pressing the heel towards the floor and relax the hips, letting them sink towards the floor.

4. Breathe and hold for 2-6 counts.

5. To release: Lower your arms and hands on your side. Step the left foot in front. 

6. Repeat on the other side.


Did you know: High lunge pose opens the chest, strengthens the legs, and improves body alignment.


Warrior 3 pose


1. From standing position and hands on your side, shift all the weight into the left leg. Slowly with control lift the right leg to the back wall and simultaneously the upper body fall forward, both legs and upper body is parallel to the floor. 

2. Inhale and bring the palms together in the center of your heart. Keep looking down and find a focal point to help you to maintain balance. 

 (For modification, you can choose to bring your arms forward (like a superman) or sideways (like an airplane).)

3. Remember to breathe and hold for 2-6 counts.

4. To release: inhale and in exhale lower the leg back to the floor and step both feet together into standing pose.

5. Repeat on the other side.


Did you know: Warrior Three pose engages the core, strengthens the standing leg, and improves balance, memory, and focus.


Baby Wild Thing Pose


1. From table top pose, extend your left leg into the back, and plant left foot flat to the mat. Shift your right foot and right toes facing the right wall.

2. Inhale and in exhale shift the weight to your right hand before extending your left arm up to the sky. Keeping your chest open, gaze up, and hips up.

3. Remember to breathe and hold for 2-6 counts.

4. To release: inhale and exhale bring the left arm down first and the left leg follows to the table top pose. 

5. Repeat on the other side.


Did you know: Baby Wild pose strengthens the arms, shoulder, and core. It's also a good stretch for the throat, hip, and legs.

You made it! We are happy you have learned 6 new Yoga poses today. Some poses may seem difficult. It's okay. Keep breathing.

As long as you keep coming back later on you'll find your balance in every pose.