key insights on yoga and pranayama (2/4)

key insights on yoga and pranayama (2/4)

On asanas (body postures)

  • It’s not about how flexible you are as compared to other people, but it’s about how far you can stretch yourself. It’s all about how you grow and improve with every session. 
  • Contrary to popular belief, yoga asanas are easy and are for everyone, no matter your age or fitness level. Whether you are 5 or 90, slim or overweight, yoga is for everyone. 
  • It’s important that we break free from all our fears and apprehensions, let go of all the myths that we have, and start embracing and practicing the different asanas. 
  • Here are my picks of the most essential asanas that will help you build a solid foundation for your yoga practice and ensure you achieve optimum health and fitness:
    • Easy pose (Sukhasana)
    • Mountain pose (Tadasana)
    • Upward Facing Dog (Urdhvamukha Svanasana)
    • Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
    • Plank
    • Four-Limbed Staff pose (Chaturanga Dandasana)
    • Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
    • Cat-Cow pose (Chakravakasana)
    • Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)
    • Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
    • Crescent pose or High Lunge (Anjaneyasana)
    • Bridge pose (Setu Bandha Sarvangasana)
    • Garland pose (Malasana)
    • Extended Triangle pose (Utthita Trikonasana)
    • Tree pose (Vrksasana)
    • Forward Bend (Uttanasana)
    • Cobbler’s pose (Baddha Konasana)
    • Cobra pose (Bhujangasana)
    • Supine Spinal Twist pose (Supta Matsyendrasana)
    • Camel pose (Ustrasana)
    • Child’s pose (Balasana)
    • Corpse pose (Savasana)
  • There are different kinds of classes such as Hot yoga, Kundalini yoga, Iyengar yoga, Bikram yoga, Vinyasa yoga, and Yin yoga, and the more you practice, the sooner you’ll be able to identify what form of yoga resonates with you. 
  • A little goes a long way. Doing yoga asanas every day, even for a short time, will ensure that you remain committed to honoring your body and taking care of its well-being.
  • YouTube Channel Recommendations:
    • Yoga with Adriene
    • Yoga With Bird
    • Candace Cabrera
    • Boho Beautiful Yoga

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