Our first yoga class can be a hazy experience. We are barely keeping up with the rhythm of the class. We do not know what the instructor is mumbling about. We do not realize where our butt is going or when our leg is going to ‘accidentally’ kick the next person. We are unable to discern when we are going to lose our balance and fall on our bony neighbor, thereby, making a completely fool of ourselves. We do not even know if these yoga poses are even according to our parameters as it is a unanimous batch. There are so many things we do not know or can predict. But yes! We do know one thing and that is – this is our first yoga class.
In order to avoid any embarrassment or feeling lost in the middle of the session, it is always better if we do some homework – go prepared.
You need to start somewhere. But make sure that ‘somewhere’ is in sync with the physical and mental parameters of your body.
Here is a list of carefully selected yoga poses that you can try and prep up your body for an invigorating session:
This pose is the inaugurator of yoga therapy and the very first posture of the Suryanamaskar series. The pose helps in spinal alignment and puts your mind and your body in a relaxed state. Invest up to sixty seconds in this pose.
The pose helps you stretch your hamstrings and your calf muscles. It also helps in core strengthening and improving blood circulation which pushes your metabolic rate and prepares your body for a rigorous session.
This pose is crucial for strengthening your spine and for opening up your chest muscles which aids in providing better oxygen flow to the lungs. The exercise also flexes your back muscles.
The asana is a synonym for yoga squats. The asana is an instant energy booster and especially beneficial for working thigh muscles while strengthening your knee.
Vrikshasana or the ‘tree pose’ is especially beneficial for improving the overall balance of the body and the mind. It elevates your ability to focus and concentrate. Upon successfully attaining this pose, you shall feel more absorbed and attentive in class.
Trikonasana or the ‘triangle pose’ is the second most crucial pose in improving the balance and flexibility of the body. Along with balance and alignment, the pose also helps in shaping the sides.
Naukasana or the ‘boat pose’ is crucial for core strengthening while improving the limb alignment. It stabilizes your body and increases your ability to focus.
This is the ultimate posture to relax while simulating your internal organs. The pose puts you in an instant relaxed state while improving blood circulation. If you feel dizzy while practicing yoga, this pose can help you restore energy back into your body.
This position improves flexibility of the body along with improving digestion and toning the abdomen area. These twists provide the body with instant energy and provide muscle recovery along with eliminating any backache.
Practice these postures regularly for an improved strength, balance, flexibility and endurance in your body. And, you shall soon be on your way to become a practiced yogi.