Now That You Have Decided To Try Yoga – What Pose Should You Do First?
If you are reading this I am so happy to know that you want to check what yoga poses you can try first and what are the best first yoga poses to learn. Yoga is such a great physical and mental experience with many health benefits. When we practice yoga and concentrate on our breath we allow our mind and body to get into a relaxed mode and a relaxed state of mind, which enables us to be calmer. It also can help out flexibility and physical health, strengthening our muscles (each pose can strengthen a different muscle).
Do You Have Any Limitation
If you have any physical limitations, if you have knee pain or neck pain, if you are not sure then don’t try any new physical activity that you have never tried before without consulting your doctor or physician. These first yoga poses are considered very easy, but still, we are all different people and you may find some of these not so easy.
Each pose is different and has its own modifications. If you ever feel pain in a yoga pose then back out of it and try to modify or do a different pose. When you are in a yoga pose you should feel a good stretch feeling, any pain is NOT OK and you shouldn’t do that pose.
There are so many yoga postures that you can choose from and you can simply try the ones that feel the best, and if they are too difficult you can definitely modify them or try them in a different time in the future.
Try Some Easy Poses To Begin With
Because there are so many yoga postures you should choose something easy to start with, I would suggest these few easy postures to get you started with yoga.
The Tadasana – Is a great easy pose you can learn to do anywhere and at any time.
The Tree Pose – You can modify this pose and try your own version while strengthening your posture.
The Child Pose – A great pose for relieving back and neck pain.
The Bridge Pose – A great stretch to the spine, neck, and shoulders.
The Utkatasana – You will feel this one 🙂
Concentrate on breathing
Don’t forget to concentrate on your breath and enjoy the stretch. You may think to yourself “I always breathe, what does that even mean?”. So, breathing is done unconsciously, but when you are conscious about your breath you will become more relaxed and feel great.
Don’t Forget To Listen To Your Body
Listen to your body and respect it, do the poses that feel good to you. Don’t try to be more flexible than you already are.
And most importantly, ENJOY! 🙂