Yoga can be slightly intimidating if you are a beginner. Twisting yourself into various positions is not easy. But with a little patience you can easily learn this age old exercise. If you want to start reaping the benefits of yoga, begin with these easy starter exercises.
Stand straight with your legs wide apart. Position your left toe in a quarter of a straight angle and your right toe at 90 degrees. Your legs should be straight, parallel to your hips. Now, starts the difficult part. Start stretching your left leg outwards as far as you can go. Along with that move your right hand upwards in an arc in the air. At first you might have trouble breathing but eventually you will relax. Do this on both sides.
Warrior part 2:
Begin with same posture as above. The distance between your legs should be greater than the width of your hip. Keep the right and left toes in the same position as above. Slowly start folding your left knee so that your thigh is parallel to the ground. Don’t forget to keep the right leg straight while you are doing this. Now make your arm straight by moving in an upward arc in the air and rest it inches above the left thigh. Don’t forget to take deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.
Warrior part 3:
Sit in a squat position, keeping your right food forward and your knees folded. Use your leg left as a support and start putting it in a standing position. With this movement your legs will push the hips outward and your body will be in parallel to the mat. Release your left leg and move it upwards in a straight line. Breathe deeply. Repeat on the other side.
Lie down in a straight position so that your body is like a straight line on the mat. In this posture your wrists should be should be below your shoulders and your arms should be flat on the ground. The next step is to stretch your legs and make them absolutely straight. Now with your hands in the same posture move your hip up towards the sky. Take deep breaths.
Lie down on the mat making your body flat with the ground. Your hands should also be flat and thumbs should be below your shoulders. Remember to make your legs straight and parallel to the floor like your torso. The balls of your feet should be on the mat. Bend your shoulders a bit so that they can act as a level. Slowly try to rise up your torso outwards. Take deep breaths.
The benefits of yoga are numerous. The best part is that you can easily do it at home once you learn it. Yes, all the stretching and coming into the right posture takes a little time but once you have learnt it, it’s fairly easy. You can do these exercises whenever it is convenient for you. You don’t have to rush to the gym and sweat too much to stay fit.