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Some Different Types of Yoga Poses

The most important part of yoga is the different poses and positions that you can place your body into. True yoga followers understand that this is an important step in their training. Through these different poses your body can promote its healing qualities and improve the energy flow within.

If you slowly execute these yoga poses with some amount of concentration, you’ll be succeeding in not only training your body but your mind too. A slow start and daily practice is the way to build up your body as well as the number of poses that you can master. Poses include different things such as warm-up, standing, seated, twist yoga, supreme, inverted postures, balance, backbends and finishing poses.

One of the most basic standing poses in yoga is known as the triangular pose or the trikonasana. In order to execute this pose you should be standing and position your legs somewhat farther apart than your shoulders while keeping your feet straight. Your arms should also be raised up to shoulder level. Next you should lower your right arm and stretch it as far down the right leg as you feel comfortable. You should also raise your left arm over your head too. After this you can straighten your body to the initial position you started from and repeat this for the other side of your body. What this pose will do for you is to tone your legs as well as abdominal muscles and promote your lower back health too.

One of the most popular yoga poses is the lotus pose otherwise known as the padmasana. The lotus pose is a seated pose and it requires flexibility too. You should start off by placing your right foot on your left thigh and keep this foot facing up. The next thing you should do is place your left foot on your right thigh and facing up too. The other thing you should do is place the palms your hand on their corresponding thighs facing up. Then place your left foot on your right thigh and keep that foot facing up too. You should then proceed with laying the palms of your hands facing upwards as well. Carrying this pose during meditation will strengthen your legs and ankles and increase your flexibility. It also helps in relaxation and promotion of good posture.

Another pose that functions by rotating the spine is known as the half spinal twist otherwise called the Ardha Matsyendrasana. To start you kneel down on your heels and place your legs together. You should also sit to the right of this pose and place your left leg over your right foot with your foot on the outer side of your right knee. Next you should try to keep your spine straight and bring your right heel much closer to your buttocks and stretch your arms out to your shoulder level. Next you bring your right arm over the left knee and hold your left foot close. After this you place your left hand on the floor right behind you. Twists as far to the left as you can, this pose ends up toning your spinal muscle and ligaments as well.

Another basic yoga pose is known as the king of the asanas (Sushasana), this is also known as the headstand. When performing this pose you start in a kneeling position and your hands and elbows placed on the floor before you. You then interlock your fingers and place your head in between your hands. After this you should push up on your toes and bring your legs to an extended yet upright position. Try to focus on a point that is in front of you and make sure your body remains straight and balanced. This pose strengthens the neck and back and reduces stress and fatigue too.

Written By:-Darren Williger writes for,, and