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Ultimate Beginners Guide For Yoga: 8 Basic Types Of Yoga Asanas

By Swati Mishra

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 3 min read

To find peace and to have a healthy life there is nothing better than yoga, sometimes when you need to calm yourself, getting away from the hustle of life becomes necessary, you should spend some time practising yoga, it not only helps to keep you fit and healthier but also helps you meditate and calm your body and mind. These are 8 types of yoga asanas one can practise, to begin with.


1. Vrikshasana 

Start with the tree pose - it enhances your stability, strengthens your joints and bones, expands your chests and helps you improve balance. Avoid if you suffer from insomnia or a migraine. It keeps you more focused and centred if practised on a daily basis. 



2. Hasta Padasana

This Hand-To-Foot pose is concentrated on the breathing and stretching aspect. It synchronizes your breath and mind - It's perfect to stretch your back and increases its flexibility. One can get rid of insomnia and headaches with regular practice when it comes to Hasta Padasana.

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3. Tadasana

The most basic asana out of all is Tadasana - which is focused on correcting body posture. It helps you strengthen the spine and correct its posture. It steadies your breathing, reduces flat feet, increases strength, power and mobility in your feet.



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4. Adho Mukho Svanasana

It takes a little time to do this one correctly but one has to start somewhere. This asana is also known as the downward dog pose - it helps you strengthen your abdominal muscles, improve digestion and circulation, tone your carve muscles and entire legs. This asana is beneficial for several parts of the body - improving the strength and flexibility for each.

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5.  Virabhadrasana

Also known as the warrior pose - This graceful pose improves balance in your body, beneficial for people with desk jobs so one can ease out their lower back muscles, it also helps you tone your legs, strengthen your back and arms. Vrikshasana also helps you focus and relax your mind and body.



6. Sukhasana

We're sure you're aware of this one - as it's the popularly known as the meditation pose. It helps you with aligning your body, it's the best to relieve all the stress and tension from your body. Sukhasana is perfect to kick out your anxiety and calm your mind.



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7. Trikonasana

Trikonasana is also known as Triangle Pose - It helps you strengthen your thighs, knee and ankle. One can easily stretch their muscles through this asana which will gradually help you open up your groins, hips, hamstrings, and calves. This asana also helps you improve your digestion.



8. Bhujangasana 

This pose is also known as Cobra pose - it has numerous benefits starting from increasing your back flexibility, strengthening your spine, stretches your chest and lungs and beneficial for asthma patients. It also helps one to relieve stress and fatigue.


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Q: What are the benefits of Yoga?

A: Does your body reject the strict gym equipment routines and can't cope up with the crazy adrenaline rush? Fear not! Yoga is exactly the opposite. It's more like art than a restricted workout routine where you just let your body go with the flow of movements. Get a yoga mat and find your calm spot to stretch your muscles and tone your body the easier way. Combine your yoga sessions with meditation to have a better impact on your body and mental health.


Q: What are the other types of Yoga?

A: Bikram Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga

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