Yoga Poses for People Who Aren’t That Flexible

Just because you’re not as flexible as some people, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t start practicing yoga. Yoga can help you increase your flexibility in a very short period of time, so take a look at some basic exercises that are suitable for beginners who aren’t yet flexible.

Standing Pose or “Tadasana”

Tadasana is one of the first poses taught in a yoga class and even though it looks easy, it’s important to master this pose in order to get into other important standing poses. Standing pose can be very beneficial for beginners as it improves posture, breathing, and boosts energy.

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Day 1 of our #standyourgroundchallenge And we are starting with Mountain Pose / Tadasana. How we stand, literally—with our feet on the ground—can have a huge impact on how we feel. When we align ourselves and ground in Mountain pose, we access the qualities of stability, balance, and strength. Reconnecting to these qualities can help us as we move through our day, meeting challenges and entering new situations. -Stand with the bases of your big toes touching, heels slightly apart (so that your second toes are parallel). Lift and spread your toes and the balls of your feet, then lay them softly down on the floor. Rock back and forth and side to side. Gradually reduce this swaying to a standstill, with your weight balanced evenly on the feet. (Swipe for another variation, feet slightly apart) -Engage the muscles in your thighs and legs. -Align your head over your heart, your heart over your hips, and your hips over your ankles. -With each inhale, lengthen your spine and reach the crown of your head toward the sky. -With each exhale, allow your shoulders to relax away from your ears and reach your fingertips toward the ground. -Continue for 5 to 10 breaths. Hosts: @jenniferallenyoga.and.wellness Sponsors: @eco.rhythm @shay_shay02 @tammys_accessories53 Don’t forget to tag all hosts & sponsors so we can see your posts and spread the love! 🖤

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Tree Pose or “Vrksasana”

Vrksasana is the perfect pose to boost your confidence because it requires a bit of skill and balance to master this pose. Balancing on one leg is certainly not easy for a beginner, but this pose is great for engaging your core and legs.

Locust Pose or “Salabhasana”

Beginners who are looking to increase their flexibility should do locust pose on a daily basis because this exercise has plenty of benefits. It’s great for strengthening all the muscles of the back and core, toning butt and hamstrings, and boosting energy.

Bridge Pose or “Setu Bandha Sarvangasana”

Another pose that’s great for energizing your body at the end of the day is the bridge pose. It’s a simple exercise that’s good for engaging your hips, abdomen, and chest.

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What!? It’s the last day!? Today we wanna see your fave restorative posture. Mine is a supported bridge pose. I went with all of the props for this one. I know it’s Saturday morning but I’m gonna use one big word 😂 bare with me… Interoception… (no not interception as autocorrect wants to change it too) it’s this internal quality/feeling. You might consider your gut feeling an interoceptive quality. For me, when I put my hips up in supported bridge I feel like my legs are going to fall, or that they’re falling off of the block. This intericeptive experience (I have) elicits a lack of stability, safety, security. This isn’t inherently a bad thing, but when we’re talking about restorative we want to feel as safe and secure as possible to tap into our parasympathetic nervous system (rest and digest) So I’m using a strap and a block to create that sense of stability. Thank you to all who participated and the wonderful sponsors and my amazing cohosts for #YogisLoveAutumn 🌾 Outfit from @Jednorthyoga Get 20% off with Code: JenBell Links in Bio 👆 Gorgeous Orange mat, purple blocks, and purple strap from @gocleveryoga Beautiful necklace from @loveprayjewelry Hosts: @JenBellYoga @yoginiquely.christine @yogawithrona @stephayoga @lizconnected Sponsors: @RollgaHealth @sacredmamaorganics @lagunabeachtextileco @mandalaliving @jednorthyoga @loveprayjewelry @anshiheals @gocleveryoga #inspiredyogis #yogamagic #yogaposeoftheday #yogaislife #yogamama #yogavibes #beagoddess #fitness #yogagram #yogagirl #yogasana #barefootandfree #yogajoy #yoga #yogachallenge #yogapose #yogafam #fall #autumn #changeofseason #yogainspo #yogainspiration #bridgepose #supportedbridge #restorative #restorativeyoga #interoception #parasympatheticnervoussystem

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