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Yoga for Beginners

New to yoga? Start here with beginner yoga sequences, tutorials on foundational yoga poses, and answers to your questions on all the yoga basics. Build strength and confidence to take your yoga practice deeper.

Garudasana or Eagle Pose is an Asana. Garuda - Eagle, Asana - Pose

Great for balance. Good for respiratory problems. Tones calves, thighs and arms. 

The Headstand, one of the most powerful postures, is often referred to as the King of the Asana because of its numerous mental and physical benefits.

The Plow

Keeping the spine flexible is the key to maintaining  a youthful body. The Plow, an extreme forward-bending exercise, promotes both strength and flexibility in all the regions of the back and neck.

Matsyasana or The Fish Pose

Matsyasana gives a backward stretch to the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar regions of the spine and expands the chest fully. It is called the Fish, because this position fills the lungs with air, improving the ability to float in water.

Paschimothanasana or The Forward Bend

In this Asana , the body is folded almost in half. giving a comprehensive stretch to the entire back of the body, from the skull down to the heels. It is a very simple yet powerful position to practice.

Pada Hasthasana or The Standing Forward Bend

This is the first of the standing poses. In effect it is similar to Paschimothanasana, the sitting Forward Bend. If it is remembered  that ''you are as young as your spine,'' Pada Hasthasana will be seen as a veritable elixir of youth.

Balasana (Child's Pose) 

Take a break. Balasana is a restful pose that can be sequenced between more challenging asanas.

Cobra Pose - Open the heart and roll the shoulders down to promote flexibility in Cobra Pose.

 Bhujanga = Serpent, Snake.