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Yoga for beginners 10 basic poses to get you started

Yoga is a way to get rid of various physical and mental ailments and it also helps to maintain a healthy body. If a person does yoga even for half an hour, he can stay healthy for a longer time. If you just planned to start yoga, then there are certain postures which might be difficult for you and that’s why you need to make sure that you only choose the easier yoga steps which can be easily done.

If you are going to start the good habit of doing yoga every day, then you should do the following Yoga for beginner’s poses:

Tree Pose (Vrikshasana)


If you are going to start yoga today, then tree pose will be an easy one to start with. This pose provides grounding to the person and helps in strengthening your back and legs. The spine should remain straight while doing this asana.

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

If you are looking for some Yoga for beginners, then doing Mountain Pose can be really easy. It will help you to stand with steadiness just like the mountain does. It improves concentration and focus. One just needs to stand with heels apart and arms should hang beside the torso. The toes should be lifted upside from the floor gradually and then weight should be balanced on the feet.

Triangle Pose (Trikonasana)

Triangle Pose

In this pose, the torso and legs are stretched while deep breathing is promoted with this asana.  One has to stand by keeping the feet wide and right foot should be kept out at 90 degrees and feet should be pressed on the ground while weight should be balanced on both feet. One should inhale and exhale while bending the right arm with which ground is touched and taking left arms in an upward direction.  

Boat Pose (Naukasana)

Boat Pose (Naukasana)

This asana helps in making the muscles of the lower back and shoulders stronger and it can provide stability to the person. You can take your feet upwards by keeping hands on the knees. The fingers, eyes and toes will be in one line only.  

Chair Pose (Kursiasana)

Chair Pose

This is a kind of powerful pose and it can strengthen your arms and legs both.  It enhances willpower and can provide an energizing effect on your mind. One needs to stretch arms and stand like a chair by bending the knees.

Cobra Pose (Bhunjangasana)

Cobra Pose

The cobra pose can be done to strengthen your lower back muscles, triceps and chest. It also helps in making the spine flexible and one can do this pose by lying on the stomach and feet together on the floor.  After this one needs to inhale a breath inside by raising the head. The pressure should be put on both the arms of yours when you are doing this yoga pose.

Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukho Svanasana)

Downward Facing Dog

In this pose, the person is able to stretch the chest; hamstrings and spine are also lengthened. The blood flow gets towards the head and one will start feeling energized after doing this pose. One can sit on heels and then stretch arms to forward and head should be lowered down. The table-like structure should be formed in which hips should be raised upwards gradually.

Seated forward bend (Paschimottanasana)

Seated forward bend

This asana can be done by keeping your back straight while sitting on the amt and you need to point toes outwards. While breathing in, you can raise your hands overhead and stretch and while exhaling, you need to bring hands down and touch the feet with it.  Make sure that you don’t force yourself.



It is the most relaxing asana among the top 10 basic asanas in yoga. It is the best position for pranayama or meditation also and it provides a centring effect on the person. This pose can take a person to the spiritual side.

Child’s Pose

child pose

It is the restful asana which can provide mental and physical vitality to the person. One needs to practice by keeping head between the knees and hands should be brought down to the floor to the forward direction. You can press your chest against thigh and start breathing lightly.

So, these are the top 10 Basic Asanas for the beginners and these can definitely help you to achieve a healthy body and fresh mind. There are a lot of people who get benefited by doing regular yoga and you can also be one of them.