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What Are Some Great Yoga Positions For Beginners

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

Bikram Yoga is also referred to as Hot Yoga because it is performed for ninety minutes in a room that is heated to one hundred and five degrees Fahrenheit. There are twenty six sequential poses (exercises) that can be done by beginners as well as Yoga practitioners.

The Bikram Yoga instructor will help a beginner know his/her limitations and help them do the Bikram Yoga poses accordingly. The feeling of dizziness and nausea can accompany the routines because it is all done in heat. The suggested apparel should be layered and light so that clothing is bearable in the heated Yoga room.  Whether you’re a beginner or not, it’s wise to exercise on an empty stomach and drink a lot of water. For beginners, it is normal and is appropriate to take a rest when needed. When you are just starting out, it is perfectly normal and acceptable to sit quietly and take a rest if needed.

Beginner Yoga poses are not all easy but some of them are less complicated than others.

Here are the instructions for the Chair Pose, which is one of your awkward postures.

  • Stand with your feet shoulder width apart. Inhale; raise your arms straight out above the shoulders, fingers pointing toward the mirror or wall in front of you.
  • Exhale while bending your knees until the thighs are parallel to the floor. You can bend slightly forward to attain this position.
  • Roll your shoulders back opening your chest, keep you spine long. Hold this pose for thirty to sixty seconds.

There are Bikram Yoga poses that address certain health issues as well weight loss.

Free Yoga Positions

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Free yoga positions will help your body gain the flexibility and durability of a ballet dancer and an athlete. The human body consists of a lot of joints and muscles that we use and over a period of time most of these are left unused and so turn stiff. The modern lifestyle that we have adopted is partly to blame for this. So how does one go about fixing these rigid joints and bring them back in play?

There are basic yoga poses that will help you achieve this and all you would require is a schedule that suits your individual lifestyle. Yoga is not just about one’s toe or bending your body at a particular angle. Yoga positions for beginners should be your ideal choice, until your body becomes supple and flexible enough to accommodate the difficult postures.

Yoga is the best form of exercise to tone your muscles, lubricate joints and gently massage the body. It is the most complete form of caring for your body and it ensures mental stability and health. As a beginner you must not try complex forms of the postures, as you might end up with injuries.

You can take expert guidance on what type of yoga postures that one might practice as a beginner. There are different yoga positions that can be done on different days of the week. There are a number of good websites that will help you plan your yoga exercise routine.

You can decide on the schedule that best suits your lifestyle. The simple and effective body movements of yoga go a long way in helping you live a very healthy and content life.

Bikram Yoga Poses – Round 1

Friday, February 12th, 2010

Alright, here they are.  Me doing all 26 Bikram Yoga Poses on Friday, January 8th.  I have posted them individually in the posts over the last 6 weeks or so, but now you can see them altogether.  By the time this post appears on the WWW, hopefully, I will have lost some weight and advanced quite a bit in some of these poses.  I will, of course, be doing a comparison.

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class

Bikram's Beginning Yoga Class

Please do not follow my postures below as examples of Bikram yoga postures. If you would like to see the true way that Bikram poses should be done, then I highly recommend you either check out the Bikram’s Beginning Yoga Class Book or buy it online.

It has both excellent photos as well as descriptions of how the poses should be done.  It also suggests alternatives for advanced yoga poses, making them more beginner yoga poses.

Pranayama Series (Standing Deep Breathing)Standing Deep Breathing

Standing Deep Breathing

Standing Deep Breathing

Ardha-Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose with Pada-Hastasana Hands to Feet Post)

This one is a perfect example of me being out of shape.  I also don’t have a mirror, so I didn’t know my hips were so out of line.  Here’s to hoping the next round turns out great.

Half Moon Pose

Half Moon Pose

Half Moon Pose

Half Moon Pose - Other Side

Half Moon Pose

Half Moon Pose - Backwards

Hands to Feet Pose

Hands to Feet Pose

Utkatasana (Awkward Pose)

I’ve had a bad knee for about 6 weeks.  I could go further in these poses in the photos, but I’d rather not jack up my knee more.

Awkward Pose

Awkward Pose

Awkward Pose

Awkward Pose

Awkward Pose

Awkward Pose

Garurasana (Eagle Pose)

This pose has always been a challenging one for me, one that I have never mastered. I never can get my leg wrapped around the other leg and I do practice in night before I go to bed!

Eagle Pose

Eagle Pose

Eagle Pose

Eagle Pose

Dandayamana-Janushirasana (Standing Head to Knee Pose)

Standing Head to Knee Pose

Standing Head to Knee Pose

Standing Head to Knee Pose

Standing Head to Knee Pose

Dandayamana-Dhanurasana (Standing Bow Pulling Pose)

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Standing Bow Pulling Pose

Tuladandasana (Balancing Stick Pose)

Balancing Stick Pose

Balancing Stick Pose

Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Paschimotthanasana (Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose)

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Standing Separate Leg Stretching Pose

Trikanasana (Triangle Pose)

Gotta love  my belly!!

Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose

Dandayamana-Bibhaktapada-Janushirasana (Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose)

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose
Standing Separate Leg Head to Knee Pose

Tadasana (Tree Pose)

Tree Pose
Tree Pose

Padangustasana (Toe Stand Pose)

I cannot do this pose.

Savasana (Dead Body Pose)

Didn’t take a photo of this one.

Pavanamuktasana (Wind Removing Pose)

Wind Removing Pose
Wind Removing Pose

Wind Removing Pose
Wind Removing Pose

Sit-Up

Didn’t take a photo of this one either.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

Cobra Pose

Cobra Pose

Salabhasana (Locust Pose)

Locust Pose
Locust Pose

Locust Pose

Locust Pose

Poorna-Salabhasana (Full Locust Pose)

Locust Pose

Locust Pose

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Bow Pose

Bow Pose

Supta-Vajrasana (Fixed Firm Pose)

Fixed Firm Pose - Getting Into It

Fixed Firm Pose

Fixed Firm Pose

Fixed Firm Pose

Ardha-Kurmasana (Half Tortoise Pose)

Half Tortoise

Half Tortoise

Ustrasana (Camel Pose)

Camel

Camel

Camel

Camel

Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose)

Rabbit

Rabbit

Janushirasana (Head to Knee Pose with Paschimotthanasana Stretching Pose)

Head to Knee Pose

Head to Knee Pose

Head to Knee Pose

Head to Knee Pose

Ardha-Matsyendrasana (Spine Twisting Pose)

Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose

Spine Twisting Pose

Kapalbhati in Vajrasana (Blowing in Firm Pose)

Didn’t take a photo of this one either.