It’s no secret we love yoga around here. From this 5 minute morning yoga routine to the yoga diet, and even yoga for knitters and crocheters, we’ve done it all. One of the best things about yoga is that anyone can do it. Sure, there are some poses that are more advanced, but there are also poses like the corpse pose – where you literally just lay flat on your back. I think it’s safe to assume most everyone can get behind that kind of yoga! If you’re curious as to what kind of poses are out there and their health benefits, we’ve got the perfect list for you! Here we have some nice and easy poses as well as what they do for your mind and body. Check it out and let us know which one is your favorite!
Downward-Facing Dog is one of the first poses you’ll learn in yoga. Many practices start and finish with downward-facing dog. This pose helps to clear your head in more ways than one. Some yogis claim allergy and congestion relief from poses like downward-facing dog. This pose also helps with stress relief. This pose both stretches and strengthens muscles in the arms, legs, and back, which can help relieve menstrual pain and menopause symptoms.
This easy flow is made up of two poses – cat and cow. Sycronized with breathing, this stretch is great for improving posture by stretching the back and spine. The cat-cow stretch also massages the abdomen and lower back which can help releive stress and create emotional balance.
The forward fold is a great stretch for the hips, hamstrings, and calves. It also strengthens thighs and knees while keeping your spine strong and flexible. This pose calms the nerves and mind by reducing stress and tension in the spine, shoulders, and back.