You might’ve heard, or read somewhere that yoga does wonderful things to your health.
For those who may not be aware of why yoga is considered by many as an amazing activity, it is because yoga improves you mentally, spiritually, and physically.
Yoga helps to give you a clearer, calmer mind. So other than, looking good and feeling fit after a yoga practice you can expect a calmer, happier, and rejuvenated you.
Yoga Poses You Should Do Everyday
1. Cat and Cow pose
The cat-cow pose is considered by many yogis as a yoga essential, meaning this pose is good for beginners and is recommended or can be done in every yoga practice.
This pose mainly targets your spine and abdomen. By doing this pose your spine is flexed and extended which can make it healthier by acquiring and promoting proper posture and relief from discomfort and pain.
This pose is also done in classes as prevention for back pain or either a warm-up or relaxation sequence.
Other benefits of this pose include, increase in balance, provides relief from stress, and can give you a calmer mind.
2. Downward-facing dog
The downward-facing dog is one of the most well-known yoga poses due to its numerous benefits and easy execution, this is also why it is considered as a beginner yoga pose.
This pose mainly targets your calf and hamstrings. It is often used as a resting position and a transitional pose during yoga sessions.
As for benefits, since this is also a mild inversion, this yoga pose consists of all the benefits brought about by inversions such as better blood flow to the brain.
It can provide deep stretching to your calves, hamstrings while strengthening your legs, arms, abdominal muscles, and back.
If you have back pain, this yoga pose can provide relief from that and can even promote proper posture.
3. Warrior II
Unlike the first two yoga poses, warrior 2 is performed while standing up. If done regularly, this pose can strengthen your arms and legs, tone your abdomen, and open your shoulders and chest.
4. Tree Pose
The tree pose is another yoga pose that is executed while standing. This pose mainly focuses on your legs and core. This is often recommended for beginners due to its simplicity.
Though it might look easy, it’s another story when you’re actually doing it. As mentioned, this pose targets your legs and core by strengthening them.
In addition to this, this pose also helps in opening your hips and providing a good stretch to your groin and inner thigh muscles. However, the most notable benefit you can get from this pose is acquiring better body balance.
5. Legs up the wall
The legs up the wall pose is another beginner yoga pose in this list. For this pose, you will need a wall (as the name suggests) and a yoga mat.
This pose is more of relaxation or restorative exercise, it mainly focuses on your legs and calming your mind. The legs up the wall pose is often done after a yoga practice to promote rest and relief from stress. It can last for a few minutes or even as long as fifteen minutes.
Other than helping you to relax, this pose can provide aid and relief from tired feet, swollen legs, and can promote blood flow to the core body.
If you do this after an exercise, it can help to return the fluid from your legs back to circulation. Lastly, this pose can help stretch your lower back, torso, hamstrings, and the back of your thighs.
6. Pigeon pose
The pigeon pose is highly recommended for tight hips. However, this pose is more than just a hip-opener, it can also have similar benefits with forward bends, can give you better posture, and it can help in providing a good stretch to your back, groin, thighs, etc.
This pose is considered to be an intermediate pose and is great for counteracting the side effects of sitting for long periods.
7. Corpse Pose
The corpse pose is probably one of the easiest and simplest yoga poses you’ll find on this list. This is a beginner yoga pose and is commonly done as a final relaxation pose.
You might think that this pose is just lying down or sleeping but it is more than that. This pose lasts for five to ten minutes and provides your mind and body enough time to relax and process your yoga session.
Yoga, proven and tested for many years, is a great way to help your body and mind achieve or maintain a healthy state.
It works in numerous ways which affect your body in different aspects, meaning your body is positively influenced physically (covering the different components of physical fitness), mentally and spiritually.
With its impressive benefits, yoga is something that you should consider incorporating into your daily lifestyle, with that in mind, why not start by using this list as a guide and follow through the different yoga poses provided?
Especially since the poses found in this list are the most recommended for beginners and for daily practice.
To make things more fun and encouraging, start yoga today with a buddy or partner by sharing this article and finding someone that’s also interested in experiencing the wonderful benefits of yoga.