Yoga for Beginners | Basic Beginners Yoga Poses to Start Practicing | ChriskaYoga

Yoga for Beginners | Basic Beginners Yoga Poses to Start Practicing | ChriskaYoga


Hi everyone its Christina to start out in our first pose touch your toes together separate your knees slightly apart and sit your hips back Onto your heels relaxing your torso over your thighs and bringing your forehead to the ground you can bring your hands down by your sides And relax them here into child’s pose this pose is considered a posture of rest So if you’re ever struggling throughout a sequence you can always come back to this Posture and you can also reach your arms forward in front of you to come into an extended Child’s Pose It just gets a bit deeper of a stretch in your upper back and your shoulder blades and the muscles in that area Another post that is great for beginners is downward facing dog now you can come into this pose in variety of different ways But I’m going to show you two of them the first way is coming from Child’s Pose by reaching your arms forward feel your shoulder blades on your back then lift your hips up slightly and tuck your toes underneath and from here straighten your legs right into downward facing dog The second way that I’m going to show you is through hands and knees position So bring your knees directly under your hips and your hands directly under your shoulders Tuck your toes underneath and then straighten your legs from here into a downward facing dog now although Downward facing dog can also be considered a posture of rest it is quite a complex posture if you are a beginner Especially so I made a whole other video Discussing downward facing dog at length so click the link in the video or in the description box if you’d like to check that out you can come into our next pose through downward facing dog by stepping your right foot forward in between your hands and Keeping that knee directly above your ankle and then lifting your torso up and reaching your arms up towards the sky This posture is called high lunge Also known as Crescent lunge it can be a great alternative for warrior one if you’re moving through the Sun Salutations It’s also a great leg strengthen our and arm Strengthener as well since you’re reaching upwards to come into this posture on the other side just come back through your downward facing dog and then lift your left leg up to the sky into a Three-legged dog and step it forward in between your hands Just making sure once again that your left knee is right above your ankle, and then raise your arms up towards the sky And settling down into your lunge on the left To come out of this pose just set your hands down on the ground framing your front foot Step your foot back into a downward facing dog To come into our next pose bring your legs out a little wider than a legs distance apart turn your left toes in 45 degrees and your right toe is Facing the front of your mat look down make sure your right heel is directly in line with your left arch bring your arms out To the side bend your right knee and come into warrior two as we did in the lunge We want to make sure that our knees directly above our ankle And we’re working towards bending our right leg into an 80 degree angle warrior two is a great leg strengthener and arm strengthener And it’s also great for building confidence As well click the link on the screen to watch my full length video on warrior 2 you can come into the other side by Coming back through parallel with your feet and then turning your right toes in 45 degrees and your left toes all the way out bending your Left knee into a ninety degree angle and bringing your arms out to the side to come out of this pose just straighten that leg Turn your feet back to parallel bring your arms down and walk your feet back in towards the center to come into our final pose here come from Tadasana And hug your right knee in towards your chest Turn that knee out from your hip grab your ankle and bring it to your inner thigh balancing by standing on one leg This is not available to you bring your foot to your shin bone and then you have the option of placing your hands to meet at the center of your chest placing them on your hips or Raising them up towards the sky with your palms facing each other this pose is known as tree pose Also known as rickshaw sana It is great for working your balance and your core strength Strengthening your ankles and your arms if they’re reaching upwards to come out of this pose just release your arms down release your foot from your leg and you can come into the other side if you’d like to learn more in depth about how to Do tree pose you can click the link in the video or in the description box? Thanks so much for watching. Have a great rest of your day namaste