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Introduction to Yoga - day 1

Updated: Mar 5



If you are interested or know anyone who would benefit from starting Yoga, tell them about our beginner course at Yoga Life Space, Camberley.



 


Yoga is more than holding postures.

Traditionally you would focus on the movement just like what they call today Pilates (we call it Yoga Kriya, movement-based Yoga) and vinyasa (sun-salutation style sequences).

Of course, you would throw postures in, but you would ensure you could hold them.

You must develop your sense of coordination, proprioception, balance, strength and suppleness. And, believe me, it takes months, if not years, to get it going.

We will show you how to do the sequences safely and hold your postures with enjoyment, strength and lightness. Meanwhile, while you get practising, we ask you to enjoy the whole process - when you can hold it and when you lose your balance! They are just postures!


 



If you are interested or know anyone who would benefit from starting Yoga, tell them about our beginner course at Yoga Life Space.



 

Here is what you will learn on the first day of your beginners' course:


Standing Posture

Very interesting that people go running when they barely know how to stand! This is your first crucial posture; the others are sitting and lying on the floor. Those are the postures you might do more often, not tree postures or cobras!


















Lift those arches of the feet and engage your bum and belly.










 

Forward Fold & Flat Back

Stretching the back lines of the body from your heels to the top of your neck.




 

Plank

As strong as if you were standing, but in a prone position. Strengthening your wrists, arms and chest muscles.




 


Low Plank/push-up

As strong as if you were standing, but in a prone position. Strengthening your wrists, arms and chest muscles.






 


Cobra (and variations)

A great back-bend to stretch the front of the body.





 

Mountain Posture (or, now commonly known as the downward dog)

Strengthening your upper body, stretching your lower back and legs.






 

Chair Posture

Strengthening your legs and back muscles











 

Single Leg Posture (Front & Side)

Working on balance and strength










 

Tree Postures

Working on balance, strength and hip rotation




 

Dancer's Posture

Working on balance, strength and stretching the front of the body



 

Eagle Posture

Working on balance, strength and stretching the hips and shoulders



(More postures in our next articles)




If you are interested or know anyone who would benefit from starting Yoga, tell them about our beginner course at Yoga Life Space.



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