You may have heard of yoga classes and even thought of joining one. While it is advisable to learn any art from a guru, the good news is that once you have got the basics you can do yoga on your own and in the comfort of your home. If you are a busy person with little time to spare, then there are some great yoga poses for beginners at home that you can learn without having to invest a lot of time and money.
Although yoga has many different branches, some of them have nothing to do with physical exercises, the ones that most people are acquainted with is the Hatha Yoga that involves asanas, or body posture, pranayama, or breathing control, and dhyana, or meditation. Here are some yoga poses for beginners at home that you can do without expert help. These exercises help eliminate tension, aches and pains, and also have other benefits such as improved digestion and blood circulation.
This basically means 'standing posture'. Stand straight by evenly spreading your weight on all areas of both feet. Make sure that your body is stretched, shoulders are aligned with your hips, hands are hanging straight at the sides of your thighs, neck is stretched and the crown of your head is raised. Breathe in and out deeply and slowly.
This basically means 'raised arm posture'. While standing straight, inhale deeply and slowly stretch your arms. In a wide circle, raise them above your head. Fix your gaze on the hands and either keep them shoulder-width apart or bring the palms together. Stay in this position for a few minutes while slowly breathing in and out.
This basically means 'forward bend while standing'. While you are in standing posture, breathe out and fold your legs and bend forward. Let your head hang heavy and touch the floor with your hands. Now slowly straighten your legs while keeping your head hanging. Stay in this position for a few minutes.
This is the squatting posture that comes naturally to children, but most adults are out of practice. Bend your knees and squat by spreading your weight evenly on both feet. Stretch your body and neck and join the palms of your hands.
The above are some of the basic yoga poses for beginners at home. There are many other postures that you can do either standing or sitting, such as forward bend, reclining position, side bend and twists that you can easily learn and quickly incorporate into your workout.