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.
So we pulled together some of the best yoga poses for beginners or experts to practice and perfect:
This pose is great for stretching your hips, quads, and back while it also opens your hips and relieves low back tightness.
Downward Facing Dog
Great for stretching your spine, hamstrings, glutes, calves and strengthening deltoids, triceps, Down-Dog is a top-notch upper body-strengthener.
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.
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.
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.
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!