More people are getting into the practice of yoga after discovering the countless benefits of it. Yoga is said to unite the mind, the body and the spirit. The basic principles of yoga tell that relaxing the body both physically and mentally, positive outcomes may be observed in the body. People who have turned to yoga say that they feel fitter, happier, more energetic, and peaceful.
Indeed, yoga brings positive changes in the body in the total package. It does only contribute to the improvement of our physical well-being, but also to other mental and psychological well-being. Yoga is said to help our body achieve homeostasis (or the state of balance), regulate blood flow, improve the functioning of the heart, lungs, muscles, and other internal organs, and many other physiological manifestations. On the other hand, yoga also improves our mental condition, as it improves our mood, attention span, memory and concentration. It decreases the occurrence of depression and anxiety; and develops our interpersonal and social skills.
With the plethora of benefits obtained from practicing yoga, there’s no reason you should not engage into it if you can do so. Yoga is a fun way to getting physically and mentally fit. So, if you are encouraged to get on the trend of yoga, read on to know some of the basic positions first-time yoga practitioners should take note of.
1. Kundalini Yoga Butterfly Pose. This is the most basic position in yoga. This is done by sitting on your buttocks, with your feet folded in front of you. Your knees should be opposite to each other, such that the soles of your feet touch each other in front of you. This position is called butterfly pose because your folded feet look like the wings of a butterfly. Remain still on the position for 2 to 3 minutes.
2. Yoga Baby Pose. This is also an easy yoga posture beginners can easily follow. Just kneel down the floor, then slowly lower your upper body until your forehead touches the floor (or if you can’t, just try to lower your body as low as possible). Put your hands on both sides and stretch them perpendicular to your folded feet.
3. Yoga Rock N’ Roll. This pose should be done in a mat or any smooth surface so as not to strain your back. To do this, lie of back, and slowly lift and curl of feet above yours, clasping them with your hands. Remain in the position for 2 to 3 minutes.