Starting yoga for the first time can be a little overwhelming – there are around three hundred different poses with some pretty odd-sounding names, after all. Yet yoga is surprisingly easy to pick up, and often once you have learned some of the basic positions it will provide you with both a strong base for experimenting further and even a newfound love for the practice itself, which can often turn into a lifelong journey.
The trick, as with most things, is to keep an open mind and relax. Relaxation in yoga is absolutely key to getting the most out of each session, and along with listening to your body as you work, it will provide the perfect platform for you to carry out the exercises either in class or in the comfort of your own home.
The basic positions described here are more than enough to get you started and keep you going for a good while. Other, more challenging poses can be added as you progress, meaning your yoga repertoire can be mixed and matched to eventually create new, invigorating yet relaxing sessions that are guaranteed to make you feel amazing.
Different types of yoga poses for beginners