Yoga Exercises For Beginners — A Mashup

Often novice students practicing yoga exercises for beginners will frequently ask about how to best execute poses or in fact which style of yoga is best. I thought I’d pass along some useful information around these topics from a couple of different sources that I thought would be helpful. First up is a website authored by Claire Austen called Eyogaforbeginners.com that had a very nice post recently showing well demonstrated poses that should clarify how to execute the basic poses.

Yoga Exercises For Beginners — A Mashup

Almost any yoga pose can be modified for beginners. Take a look at the growing library of yoga poses in which I break each pose

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Yoga exercises for beginners should be easy to execute and the poses should be easy to maintain. Photo by George Doyle c/o Photos.Com.

down into three phases. Phase one is suitable for most beginners.

However, there are some yoga poses that are easier for beginners to attain. They are also important foundation poses, meaning the muscles and balance needed to attain and hold these poses builds a foundation for other more complicated yoga poses. Let’s take a look:

Check out Claire’s article here:

Next, StacyAtZeel over at Yahoo Shine’s TheDailyZeel endorses trying hatha and restorative yoga, orvinyasa with a seasoned instructor as styles of yoga for a beginner to try first.

Despite recent claims that yoga causes injury and a slowing of the metabolism (where did all these haters come from anyway?), we here at Zeel love to flow. A basic yoga practice is inherently good for your body and soul, and if you haven’t already incorporated regular poses-if not a regular practice-into your personal fitness routine, then consider it now.

For those of you who have never up-dogged, down-dogged, or asana-ed in any other fashion, know that headstands and arm balances aren’t a requisite part of the deal. Rather, when establishing your practice, focus on basic movements that offer a gentle introduction to the ancient routine. Ease in to it slowly, and play with different styles.

Original article here at shine.yahoo.com:

While many start out but want to become expert, yoga exercises for beginners are necessarily attainable by many right away. These basic poses form the foundation for becoming an expert in due course. Patience and persistence are the key to eventually attaining expert status, if that is indeed your goal. A more rewarding goal is simply traveling the path of yoga meditation and becoming an expert in what you do in it each day.

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Yoga, an ancient but perfect science, deals with the evolution of humanity. This evolution includes all aspects of one’s being, from bodily health to self realization. Yoga means union – the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul. Yoga cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day to day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

                                                                                                                                                     — B.K.S. Iyengar

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