Yoga is a mind and body practice with a 5,000-year history in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. The goal of yoga is to achieve both physical and spiritual health through meditation on the breath. It awakens your senses (especially hearing), calming your mind by controlling breath rate and frequency. Yoga increases flexibility through gentle stretching movements such as bends or twists.
In addition to improving flexibility and joint mobility, which can help prevent injuries while strengthening muscles in your arms or legs. Yoga also reduces stress levels by helping you release tension from your muscles without having to do anything else other than sit down!
10 Best Poses Of Yoga
Below are the 10 poses of yoga that are easy to perform by beginners. These poses will help you to build a strong foundation in yoga.
Tree pose (Vriksasana)
This pose is a great one for beginners because it teaches you to maintain balance, flexibility, and strength in all areas of your body. To begin, stand with your feet together and arms by your sides. Lift the left foot off the ground so that it rests on top of your right leg (the inside). Keep a firm grip on this leg as if holding onto something heavy with both hands. Sit back into the child’s pose with an emphasis on keeping shoulders relaxed while pressing down through heels on the ground. This will help support their weight as well as provide a stable base for their arms to rest against during tree pose (Vriksasana)
Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana)
The cat-cow pose is a good pose for beginners because it stretches the back and helps you to improve your balance. The benefits of this pose are many, including improving strength in your legs, neck, and arms as well as increasing flexibility in your spine.
To do cat-cow: Lie down on the floor with your knees bent at 90 degrees (or as close to that angle as possible). Lift one leg off the floor so that it’s resting on top of yours or behind you—this is called a high lunge position. Then lift your hands if possible (you can use something soft like blankets or pillows). If this isn’t possible then just rest on your elbows instead until they become tired from supporting yourself weightlessly in the air!
Bridge Pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
If you’re looking for an easy pose to get into, Bridge Pose is a good choice. It’s also great for beginners because it provides a nice break from your core and lower body as well as an opportunity to focus on breath awareness. You can do this pose either standing up or sitting down; however, if you’re feeling less lazy than I am, then I’d recommend sitting cross-legged on the floor with one foot behind you while holding onto something stable—like a chair or couch—with both hands above your head.
Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
This pose is a great way to open your hips, which will help you get a better stretch in your hamstrings. It also helps relax tense shoulders and arms, so it’s useful for people who suffer from stress and anxiety.
Start on all fours with feet hip-width apart; bend knees slightly, then fold over at the hips until you’re on your hands and knees. Carefully lift one hand off the ground and place it gently behind you near your tailbone; come into a low lunge position with bent legs until hands are under shoulders or chest level (depending on how high up you want them). Hold there for 5–10 breaths before coming back into a downward-facing dog pose again!
Triangle is one of the easiest yoga poses for beginners to do, and it’s a great way to open up your chest and shoulders while stretching out your hamstrings. To get into this pose: Start by standing tall with feet together. Then bend at the knees until they’re about hip-width apart, keeping arms relaxed by your sides (or behind you if this feels comfortable). Finally, press into each foot as if trying to push yourself away from the wall behind you; keep looking forward as much as possible during this stretch!
Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
This pose is easy to do and it’s a great way to start your practice.
Sit on the floor with your legs stretched out in front of you. Your feet should be together, your toes pointed towards the ceiling and your knees bent at about 90 degrees (your heels should touch). Cross your ankles so that both feet are touching each other under your lower back if possible.
Your back should be straight from top to bottom with no arching or rounding of the spine. This will help keep tension in place throughout this pose. Otherwise, it could lead to injury when we come back to standing upright again!
Warrior 1 (Virabhadrasana I)
Keep your shoulders relaxed and down. Straighten your back, then slowly lift it as you breathe deeply.
Focus on one point in front of you (a tree, a distant rock formation) while keeping your gaze focused there. If you’re new to the pose, start in a wide stance. Try narrowing your stance slightly so that both feet are parallel with each other. This puts maximum pressure on the muscles around the hips and core area.
The mountain pose is a standing posture that we can practice at the beginning of our yoga practice. It’s also a great way to warm up before moving on from this pose. It helps you connect with your breath and feel more centered at the moment.
As you get comfortable with the mountain pose, try adding variations by raising one leg or both legs onto a block (or wall) if they don’t reach the floor comfortably. You may find that it’s easier if you keep one knee bent slightly while doing seated twists. This will help with balance as well!
Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II)
This pose is a great way to open your hips, which can help relieve tension in the lower back and increase blood circulation. It also helps you get the most out of your practice by helping you build strength, balance and flexibility. To do this pose:
Start with both feet together in Tadasana (mountain pose) or Vajrasana (thunderbolt pose). Place one hand on each leg at about hip height and press into them as if trying to lift them up off the ground. Then bend at both knees until they are parallel with each other while keeping your back straight. Keep both hands on top of each knee as well. At this point you should feel tension throughout all areas of your body. Hold this position for several breaths before shifting over into Warrior 2 (Virabhadrasana II).
This pose is best for beginners because it’s easy to do, but also effective in strengthening the muscles of your legs and back. Sit on the floor with your legs outstretched in front of you. Bend them at the knees, then lean forward so that they are parallel to the floor. Then bring one knee up over top of the other until it touches down again. This will be a little tricky if you’re not used to it. Once this is done, extend both arms outward until they are straight (like an “L”). Make sure there are no restrictions from injury before attempting this pose. if there aren’t any injuries then simply put all weight onto one leg at first until comfortable.
Yoga is good for the body and soul. It’s also one of the best ways to relax, focus, and achieve better posture and balance. Yoga can help you build flexibility and strength in your muscles. It also improves self-awareness by helping you understand how to use your mind more effectively.