Yoga Pose Turtle
The Yoga Pose Turtle is a great pose for beginner yogis and those who are looking for a gentle backbend. This pose helps to open the chest and shoulders while also stretching the hamstrings.
To get into the pose, start by sitting on your yoga mat with your legs extended in front of you. Place your hands on the floor behind you and slowly walk your hands out until your chest is resting on the floor. Bring your forehead to the floor and let your shoulders relax down. Stay here for 5-10 deep breaths.
To come out of the pose, slowly walk your hands back to your feet and sit up. Take a few deep breaths and then repeat the pose on the other side.
Yoga Poses 4 Person
There are many reasons to do yoga, but one of the best reasons is because it’s fun! And what’s more fun than doing yoga with your friends?
This yoga pose is called the Couch Pose. It’s a great pose for beginners because it’s easy and it doesn’t require any balance.
To do the Couch Pose, all you need is a couch and four friends. (If you don’t have four friends, you can do the pose by yourself, but it’s more fun with friends!)
Start by sitting on the couch with your friends in a circle. Everyone should be sitting Indian style, with their legs crossed in front of them.
Then, have one person lie down on the couch, with their head in the center of the circle. The rest of the group should gather around the person lying down, and put their hands on their friend’s body.
Now, everyone should take a deep breath in and, on the exhale, gently press down on their friend’s body. Hold the pose for a few seconds, and then release.
Repeat the pose a few times, and then switch places so that everyone has a chance to be the person lying down.
The Couch Pose is a great way to get to know your friends better and to have some fun while you’re doing yoga!
Two Person Yoga Poses
1. Mountain pose (Tadasana)
This is the basic standing pose that is used as the foundation for all other standing poses. Start in mountain pose by standing tall with your feet hip-width apart and your weight evenly distributed. Engage your core as you slowly raise your arms overhead, palms facing each other. Hold for a few breaths, then release and lower your arms.
2. Triangle pose (Trikonasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the hamstrings and opening up the chest and shoulders. Start in mountain pose, then step your left foot back about 3 feet and angle your left toes in towards the midline of your body. Extend your right arm straight out to the side and reach your left hand towards the floor. Hold for a few breaths, then release and switch sides.
3. Half Camel pose (Ardha Ustrasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the anterior chain of muscles (quads, hip flexors, and abs). Start in table pose (see below), then reach your right hand towards the ceiling. Keep your back flat as you arch your back and reach for your right heel with your left hand. Hold for a few breaths, then release and switch sides.
4. Low Lunge pose (Anjaneyasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the hip flexors and quads. Start in Downward Dog (see below), then step your right foot forward between your hands. Keep your back flat as you sink your hips down towards the floor. Hold for a few breaths, then release and switch sides.
5. Half Lord of the Fishes pose (Ardha Matsyendrasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the hips, hamstrings, and lower back. Start in Downward Dog, then twist your torso to the right and place your left hand on the floor. Extend your right arm overhead and look up at your right hand. Hold for a few breaths, then release and switch sides.
6. Child’s pose (Balasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the hips, hamstrings, and lower back. Start in Downward Dog, then lower your knees to the floor and extend your torso forward. Place your forehead on the floor and allow your arms to relax by your sides. Hold for a few breaths, then release.
7. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the hamstrings and lower back. Start in Staff pose (see below), then extend your torso forward and hinge at the hips. Keep your back flat as you reach for your toes or the floor. Hold for a few breaths, then release.
8. Cat-Cow pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana)
This is a great pose for warming up the spine and spine. Start in Table pose (see below), then inhale as you arch your back and look up at the ceiling. Exhale as you tuck your chin and round your back, sinking your hips towards the floor. Hold for a few breaths, then release and switch sides.
9. Extended Triangle pose (Utthita Trikonasana)
This is a great pose for stretching the hamstrings and opening up the chest and shoulders. Start in Triangle pose (see above), then extend your right arm and leg out to the side. Hold for a few breaths, then release and switch sides.
10. Corpse pose (Savasana)
This is a great pose for releasing tension and restoring the body. Start in Table pose (see below), then release your arms and legs to the floor. Close your eyes and allow your body to relax. Hold for a few minutes, then release.
Yoga Poses Cartoon
I’ve been practicing yoga for more than 10 years, and I’ve found that the best way to improve my practice is to keep things light and fun. So, I created these yoga poses cartoons to help make my practice more enjoyable.
The Downward Dog is a great pose for strengthening the arms and legs. It also helps to stretch the back and hamstrings.
The Camel pose is a great way to open up the chest and stretch the back.
The Triangle pose is a great way to improve balance and flexibility.
The Warrior pose is a great way to build strength and flexibility in the legs.
The Child’s pose is a great way to relax and stretch the back.
Sun Salutation Yoga Pose
The sun salutation is a sequence of yoga poses that warms up the body and mind. The poses are linked together with the breath, and the sequence is repeated a few times to create a flow.
The sun salutation is a great way to start your yoga practice, and it can also be used as a warm-up before a more vigorous sequence.
The sequence begins in Mountain Pose. From Mountain Pose, you’ll step or jump back to Downward-Facing Dog. Then you’ll flow through a series of poses that include Plank Pose, Chaturanga Dandasana, Upward-Facing Dog, and Downward-Facing Dog.
The sun salutation can be adapted to fit your own level of practice. If you’re a beginner, you can keep the poses simple. If you’re more experienced, you can add in more challenging poses.
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