Yoga can be daunting for the newbie.
You trot down to the local library or Barnes & Noble, and pick up a book on the subject, and you see people twisting themselves into positions you never thought the human body capable of.
Even when you do find a book that supposedly has yoga poses for beginners, all the pictures look absolutely impossible!
Especially for you.
You try one or two, and you cannot even get close to what's shown in the pictures... or... even worse... you feel a sharp, stabbing pain that tells you that you have gone too far.
I am here to tell you that most of the time, anybody putting out a yoga book is going to try to look as good as possible... from a yoga standpoint, at least. They are going to show themselves in the final,…show more content… Finally, start with some of the more simple, and easier to perform, yoga poses.
Believe it or not, there are many benefits of simply doing such apparently easy asanas as Corpse Pose (Shavasana), or Child's Pose (Balasana). In fact, some experienced in the practice consider Corpse Pose, where you lay flat on your back on the floor and breathe, as actually being MORE difficult than some others that may look more impressive... or scary!
While eventually, you will want to string some poses together to make a yoga routine, and your personal, satisfactory, fulfilling, and worthwhile routine may be different from every one else's, it's not a problem to start simply by learning and practicing a few yoga poses for beginners as separate "exercises" before you eventually string them together into a complete routine.
As you improve with the easy poses, you can head back to Barnes & Nobles and pick up a copy of that book that seemed so scary... or insane... a few weeks earlier.
Here's a few easy yoga poses for beginners.
Corpse Pose or Shavasana
Easy Pose or