Nancy B. Varghese
People who have been doing yoga will abide by the fact that it is more than just exercise. With thousands of years of tradition linked to it, yoga heals the body, mind, and soul. These basic yoga asanas are perfect for beginners!
As someone who has always leaned favourably towards fast-paced and power-packed sports like Zumba (who doesn’t love to dance?) and swimming, yoga was not something I would have voluntarily taken up. However, with the kind of life I lead and the pace at which I function in the city - especially my extra snooze time on some mornings, or late dinners - I feel guilty about all those Zumba classes I’ve missed. Here are some basic yoga asanas that I attempted, as a yoga padawan (read: trying painfully hard) to be one with my body, mind, and soul. Of course, I ensured that I don’t injure or cause harm to my untrained body while doing these basic yoga asanas. Go ahead and give them a shot!
When you practice yoga for beginners, it doesn’t get any easier than this! But be warned, it’s much more than just standing in one place, as there’s quite a bit going on inside your body.
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The granddaddy of core strength, planking is the most effective method to get the blood flowing there, giving you those fantastic arms and abs! So don’t run away from the plank, embrace it!
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Balance is the answer to all the difficult questions in life, for real. With immense focus and balance, comes immense calm and peace of mind, and you definitely don’t need to be the Po to a Master Shifu to attain that kind of inner peace or these basic yoga asanas!
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Now that we got the easy ones down to pat, perhaps it is time to bring in variations each day, so that you’re motivated every day and you can mix it up a little, to avoid monotony with the same poses. Let’s stretch with these basic yoga asanas!
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You know you’re already empowered AF, just by looking at the posture and listening to its name! These basic yoga asanas help you channel the inner goddess and discover the strength your body wants you to be proud of!
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Yes, you deserve much-needed rest after that bout of stretching and bending. This one’s not just for basic yoga asanas practitioners, but for anyone who wants to take a breather from straining muscles. Particularly effective before bed, as you’re winding down for a good night’s sleep.
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