6 Best Yoga Poses For All Yogis!

yoga poses cover 1For all you wannabe yogis out there, be intimidated no more! We know that maybe after seeing the more experienced yoga lovers balancing on their heads and doing hand stands, you may feel discouraged.

Practicing yoga is perfect for improving strength, flexibility, and balance, but it can also be a useful relaxation tool to help relieve stress and anxiety. Don’t be afraid to add yoga to your fitness routine.

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So we pulled together some of the best yoga poses for beginners or experts to practice and perfect:

Child’s

This pose is great for stretching your hips, quads, and back while it also opens your hips and relieves low back tightness.

downward dog

Downward Facing Dog

Great for stretching your spine, hamstrings, glutes, calves and strengthening deltoids, triceps, Down-Dog is a top-notch upper body-strengthener.

yoga poses - Tree Pose position (vrksasana)

Tree

A very popular pose, it stretches your hips, inner thighs and strengthens your legs, spine, and core. On days when your mind feels scattered, practice this pose to get centered.

boat poseBoat

This pose is great to practice if you want to tone and build up your abdominals. It strengthens your core, psoas, and quadriceps without straining your neck like crunches do.

bridge psoeBridge

Back bending poses are great for opening your heart and chest, both figuratively and literally. It stretches the front of your body while strengthening your hamstrings and glutes.

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Warrior II

This basic yet challenging pose will strengthen your upper body and core. You will have stronger quads and more open hips by doing this.

To find more yoga poses to practice, please visit the Yoga Journal.

If you’re just starting your yoga journey, head over to our cheerleading page. In honor of National Yoga Month all of our prizes are yoga themed. Check them out and start earning points!

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Catherine Mendez

Catherine Mendez is the Editorial Assistant at Lucille Roberts. With a B.A. in Journalism from Quinnipiac University, writing is her calling. A born New York City gal, Catherine is a social media lover and runner (when it’s warm out). A magazine hoarder, hopeFUL romantic, and avid list maker, she is looking to polish up her yoga skills. Catherine never parts with her iPhone so follow her: @cathjmendez

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