6 Best VinyasaYoga Poses for Beginners and Their Benefits
When you decide its Vinyasa yoga you want, what do you do before attending a session? Do you research, or do you lie back, and wait for your instructor to tell you what to do?
The first option may seem like a lot of work, but it is the best according to yoga practitioners doing a bit of research is more helpful than waiting for surprises on your first day. One thing you need to know is the Vinyasa poses best for you as a beginner and their benefits. Here are the poses and benefits. Child’s pose The child’s pose is a great Vinyasa pose for beginners. The poses involve, kneeling on your yoga mat, laying your chest between your legs in over them while stretching your arms. The benefits: child’s pose is beneficial in reducing stress and stretches your ankles, hips, and thighs. It is also an excellent way to bring attention to your breathing. Those with knee injuries should not try this pose. Cat and cow pose The cat and cow poses involve kneeling and bending with hips stacked over your knees and shoulders over your wrist. You then need to inhale and exhale as you raise and drop your belly The benefits: the benefits of cat and cow poses include increasing your flexibility and strength. Exercises your breath and relieves tension in your neck and upper back. Butterfly pose Butterfly pose, or the BaddhaKonasana is one of the best yoga Vinyasa poses. To do the pose by sitting on the flow, bring your feet together, and gently bring the knees to the mat, they should be as close to the ground as they can be. The benefits: The butterfly pose helps stretch your groin, knees, and thigh. It also improves blood circulation, relieves menstrual cramps, and reduces fatigue. Those with a knee injury or groin issues used not try this pose. Lunge From butterfly pose, you can advance to lunge. A lunge involves placing both feet on the ground and stepping forward with one. Benefits: This pose strengthens your thighs, glutes, and hips. It is good for those who want to increase their energy, but if you have heart problems, blood pressure to knee injuries, it’s best to avoid it. Standing forward bend Standing forward bend, from lunge you can advance to standing forward bend where you only have to stand, and place your feet apart. Touch your ankles with your hands. You can also go further and place your palm flat on the floor as you continue to bend. The benefits: This poses help to reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, relieves tension in your neck, spine, and back and also stretches your hips, calves, and hamstrings. It is however not recommended for people with leg, hip, joint and shoulder injuries. Downward dog pose The downward dog poses if perfect for beginners. To start, in a bending position, tuck your toes under, lift your hips and relax your head, your shoulders should be stacked over your wrist and your hips stacked over the knees. Bring your hips up and back while in a bending position to elongate your spine. Benefits: This pose is a great stress reliever. It also relieves you energized and stretches your calves, hamstring, and shoulders Other Vinyasa yoga poses you need to know are boat pose, bridge pose, and corpse pose, among others. The aim of knowing about these poses as a Vinyasa beginner is to know what type of pose you can and can’t do, and their benefits. Once you get to understand this, you will be better prepared to join a Vinyasa class and enjoy.