Beginner Yoga Poses Names

Yoga is increasing in popularity and the recognition of the various health benefits associated with the practice is becoming more widely known. Incorporating yoga into your regular health and fitness routine is a great way to keep your body strong and flexible and to relax your mind and body. If you’ve been hesitant to give it a try, we’ve put together a list of some great starter poses to get you started!

Mountain Pose

A woman demonstrating the mountain pose in yoga

Mountain pose is a foundational pose in yoga that helps to center your mind and clear your thoughts.

Tree Pose

Tree pose is a balancing posture that helps to improve balance and focus while building strength in the ankles, legs and feet.

Warrior I

A woman demonstrating a Warrior I yoga pose

Warrior I is a standing pose that strengthens the legs, increases flexibility and stretches the hips, back and chest.

Warrior II

A woman demonstrating a Warrior II yoga pose

Like Warrior I, Warrior II is a standing posture that strengthens and builds muscle tone in the legs and helps to open the chest, hips and shoulders.

Extended Triangle

A woman demonstrating an extended triangle yoga pose

The extended triangle solves many alignment issues while stretching the legs and lower back. This pose is especially good if you have lower back strain or weakness.

Half Moon Pose

A woman demonstrating the half-moon pose in yoga

The half-moon pose is a balancing posture that works the core muscles while also improving coordination, physical balance and flexibility.

Downward Dog

A woman demonstrating a downward dog pose in yoga

The downward dog pose is another foundational pose in yoga. It helps to strengthen the muscles in the arms and legs while also helping to press energy back into the body.

Warrior III

A woman demonstrating a Warrior III pose in yoga

The Warrior III is an advanced pose that helps to build strength, balance, and concentration while working
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