When you first start out in yoga, you may find that some of the poses are not that easy to accomplish. You may find that you are straining a bit or that you just aren’t able to complete the pose properly. When you switch yoga styles, you may run into the same exact problem. If this sounds like your current situation, here are some Hatha yoga poses for beginners that are easy to accomplish and add into a normal routine.
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Standing Forward Bend
The standing forward bend is one of the easiest Hatha yoga poses for beginners. You do this pose by standing with your feet flat to the ground. Take in a deep breath and bend over as you slowly exhale. Take your fingers and place your fingertips as close the floor as possible. You face should be touching your legs. You are bent over and as flat knees to face as you can be.
The corpse pose is done on your back and may not even seem like a yoga pose at first. You are laying on your back with your hands, palm up, out at an angle to your sides. Your feet are a shoulder width apart with the soles of your feet facing out. You lay in this pose and begin to breath in and out slowly. The idea of this pose is to recognize the parts of your body that have stress and to work on releasing that stress and tension. This can be a very easy pose, but can be uncomfortable until you are used to it. This is a pose where a rolled up towel or yoga accessory block can help with neck support.
The wall bend has you laying on your back. Place your legs against the wall as if you are sitting on the wall. This pose is ideal if you are having leg pain and if you are trying to build the flexibility in your legs. You simply lay with your legs flat and work out the muscles against the wall. It can also release stress.
The tree pose is the most common pose next to downward facing dog. Stand with your feet flat to the floor. Bring your hands to the praying position in front of the center of your chest. Bring one of your legs up and place your foot flat against the side of your standing knee. This often looks like the hanged man card from tarot as well.
There are many more poses that you can try, but by starting off with these you can build your body strength and your flexibility in order to accomplish an increased number of poses later. If you aren’t sure if you are doing a pose right, consider seeking out an instructor to ensure you are doing the Hatha Yoga poses correctly so you can do them on your own.