40 Hatha Yoga Poses for Beginners

40 Hatha Yoga Poses for Beginners


40 Hatha Yoga Poses for Beginners
Asanas for Ultimate Health and Wellness Hatha means forceful and the poses, known as asanas (AH-sah-nahs) allow the energy (prana) to flow freely in the body. Hatha yoga is a path to balance, strength,
flexibility and wellness. It can help you transform your life and gain inner peace. You can be mindful in every moment. Here are 40 of the most common poses, or asanas, you will find Hatha, and most other yoga classes. 1. Child’s pose 2. Hamstring Stretch 3.Cat-cow Arch back up, bring head down for cat, arhc back down, bring head up to ‘moo’ for cow 4.Downward Dog 5. High Plank-it’s like the up position of the push up. Keep the body straight as a board to work your core. 6. Chatarunga – knees, chin, chest to the floor 7. Upward-facing Dog-similar to cobra, except your legs should not be on the floor in this pose. They should be in cobra pose. 8.Runners Lunge-be sure to do it on both sides, that is, with each leg in turn in the front and the other behind. 9 High Lunge 10. Warrior I- a very popular and common pose. It’s often part of a sun salutation sequence. 11. Warrior II-a nice variation of Warrior I and also used in sun salutations 12. Standing Forward Bend-also used in sun salutations 13. Chair Pose-a great pose if you love to ski. 14.Twisting Chair 15.Triangle 16.Reverse Warrior 17.Half Moon 18.Extended Side Angle 19.Revolved Side Angle 20. Warrior III 21. Humble Warrior 22. Prayer Twist 23. Wide Legged Forward Bend 24.Side Plank 25.Three Legged Dog 26. The Tree Pose 27. The Eagle Pose 28. The Dancer’s Pose 29.The Camel Pose 30. Fire Log 31. Seated Twist 32.The Pigeon Pose 33. Seated Forward Bend 34. Cobbler’s Pose 35. Revolving Head To Knee Stretch 36. Thread The Needle 37.The Bridge 38. Happy Baby-you can rock back and forth in this pose to work your spine 39. Laying Twist-note the shoulders have to be on the ground to get the full twist 40-The Corpse Pose (Savasana)-totally relax arms and legs Namaste-I bow to you. In tree pose or on its own. The hands at the center of the heart are the way most classes commonly begin and definitely end. Namaste, everyone! We bow to ourselves for the work we have put
in, we bow to the universe, of which we are a part