8 basic yoga exercises for better health & life

Stretch, lack of concentration on work, and depression are the most common problems that everyone faces in their day-to-day life. If you are the one facing one of those problems and trying to find a proper solution then this article will be useful for you as we are going to talk about basic yoga exercises that will make you cheerful and healthy.

Don’t worry if you are a newbie or beginner in yoga. We will discuss the proper techniques of basic yoga poses that will be beneficial and offer good health.

What is Yoga?

basic yoga exercises at home

Yoga is a system of practice that develops physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.
There are eight levels in yoga that will develop your physical, mental, social, and spiritual health.

In order to reach the eighth level of yoga at first, you need to know the basic yoga exercises.

Importance to Learn Basic Yoga exercise

You don’t need to go to any gym or training center to learn yoga. You can do the basic yoga exercise at home. Yoga is a system that increases your awareness and decreases your diseases. It’s also useful to reduce anxiety and depression. Yoga exercise also works like other techniques such as meditation, relaxation, exercise or even socializing with friends.

Basic Yoga Exercises

Yoga isn’t hard to perform. When you wake up and stretch your arm over your head, you are performing yoga. Yoga helps you to remain mindful and aware all the time and helps you to maintain the perfect alignment of your body.
There are so many yoga poses but over them, these poses are easy to perform and very effective for your body. The beginner may face difficulty while doing some of the yoga exercises we discussed below, but doing them regularly will become easy.

1. Tadasana Mountain Pose

tadasana mountain yoga pose

This is the most basic yoga exercise you can perform anywhere. Also, this exercise is beneficial for good health and easy for newbies. In this position, keep your feet side by side and touch your toe a little. Stand still and keep the focus on your internal energy. This will improve your thought and keep your brain calm and quiet.

2. Raised Arms Pose (Hasta Uttanasana)

hasta uttanasana raised arms yoga pose

Stand still. Takes some breath and bring your arm over your head. In this position, try to maintain the vertical alignment of your body. Also, try to stretch your arm above as much as you can. Touch your palm above the head. This yoga Technique improves your blood supply and increases your heart rate by increasing the force of contraction of the heart. Try to hold your hand as long as you can. This reduces stress and makes you focus on one point. Try this basic yoga exercise, to improve your health dramatically.

3. Tree pose (Vrksasana)

brksasana tree pose yoga

Bring your left foot to rest flat on the inside of your right thigh after doing the mountain pose. You can also raise your shoulder upward. This improves your muscular strength and makes your body fit. You have to focus to remain standing tall. You can also clasp your hands on your heart.

4. Standing Forward Bending Pose (Uttanasana)

Standing Forward Bend Uttanasana yoga

In this position, stand as tall as you can. Then bend your hip joints and try to touch your knees. In this exercise, check that your hamstring muscles are relaxed and they are not producing heavy negative force towered your body. If they do, then try to bend a little slowly so that they don’t produce much stretch to your hips.

5. Cat Pose ( Marjaryasana)

cat pose marjariyasana yoga

Try to do these basic yoga exercises at home every day. This yoga pose is recommended for everyone. Keep your body like a cow. Then try to round your backside above and take breaths. Try to inhale air as much as you can and do these steps repeatedly. You may feel the tension in your body. But don’t worry. Do it a little slowly. This will warm up your body and boost your energy. This yoga technique requires little practice. Try to do it every single day and do it properly. This also helps to reduce your body as it produces much pressure on your abdomen. Thus, keeps your rectus abdominal muscle strong and healthy.

6. Lotus Pose ( Padmasana)

lotus yoga pose padmasana

In this yoga exercise, you have to bend the knee and place the top left foot on the right knee. Then lift your right foot on top of the left leg to rest. This yoga technique is pretty similar to the meditation position. But don’t think that both are the same. At first, you may not feel comfortable in this yoga exercise. You may feel the tension in your leg. This is a basic yoga exercise for beginners. So, by practicing day by day you can improve this ability perfectly. Also, newbies should not do this for more than a few seconds. When you will feel comfortable in this yoga exercise, you will feel healthier and more relaxed.

7. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Seated Forward Bend Paschimottanasana yoga

Do an exhalation. You have to be in a lying position. After that, try to bend your hip and grab your toe with your hand. Keep in mind that, whether you’re feeling any pressure in your hamstring muscle. You may feel warm in the hamstring. Takes breath properly. Takes five breaths, and keeps the feet flexed.

8. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana)

Cobra Pose Bhujangasana yoga

Lay your whole body on the ground. Then keep your hand on the ground and bend your elbow slowly. It will help you to bend your body in an upright position. This is one of the basic yoga exercises for good health. Gaze upward and keep your shoulders behind and hold your breaths for about 5-6 seconds. Practice this technique regularly.

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Finally, These are the most basic yoga exercise which you can do every day. Try this yoga exercise at home regularly. All beginners should follow the steps appropriately in order to get benefit from the exercise. Keep in mind, that practice makes a man perfect. Doing all the exercises perfectly and regularly, you will enjoy a better, happier, and healthier life.

Mohammad Kaosar
Mohammad Kaosar

It is my first time sharing my bio with the world. As an IT professional, I reside in New Jersey, USA. I enjoy gossiping and being a part of every daily discussion (especially concerning football and health and fitness). Exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are very meaningful to me. As a fitness and exercise enthusiast, I love writing articles and sharing them with people. The subject of fitness and diet has been a focus of my writing since 1999. Sharing my experiences with others is something I enjoy doing.

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