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OCT
06
2016

Yoga Stretches For Beginners

Yoga Stretches For Beginners.

 

Yoga stretches for beginners – private yoga lessons in Wimbledon, Southfields, Putney and Fulham.

Regular stretching is just as important as regular exercise.  Stretching improves flexibility, posture and prevents injury by warming up the muscles.  Yoga is one of the best forms of exercise for stretching out tight muscles that cause discomfort and our limit range of motion.

 

Here are 3 yoga stretches for beginners you can do at any time of the day to improve flexibility:

Uttanasana- Standing Forward Fold

Standing Forward Fold calms the mind and deeply stretches the hamstrings and calves.  Stand nice and tall – inhale and exhale as you bend forward hinging from the hips, lengthening the front of your torso, bringing the chest towards the thighs.  Bend your elbows and hold onto each elbow with the opposite hand.  Let the crown of your head hang down and relax your head and neck.  Press your heels into the floor as you lift your sit bones toward the ceiling.  Bend your knees as much as you need to.

Trikonasana- Triangle Pose

Triangle pose is a full body stretch and strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles.  Stand straight.  Separate your feet a comfortable width apart.  Turn your right foot out 90 degrees and left foot in by 15 degrees.  Ensure that your feet are pressing the ground and the weight of your body is equally balanced on both the feet.

Inhale deeply and as you exhale, bend your body to the right, hinging from the hips, keeping the waist straight, allowing your left hand to come up in the air while your right hand comes down towards floor.  Keep both arms in a straight line.

Rest your right hand on your shin, ankle, or the floor outside your right foot, whatever is possible, while lengthening the waist.  Stretch your left arm toward the ceiling, in line with the tops of your shoulders.  Keep your head in a neutral position or turn it to the left, eyes gazing softly towards the left palm.  Breathe.

As you inhale, come up, bring your arms down to your sides, and straighten your feet.  Repeat the same on the other side.

Balasana-  Child’s Pose

This is a wonderful pose for stretching the back, neck, hips, thighs, and ankles.  Sit upright comfortably on your heels. Roll your torso forward and bring your forehead to rest on the ground in front of you.  Extending your arms forward, lower your chest to your knees as close as you comfortably can.  Hold the pose and breathe into your torso.  Exhale and release to get deeper into your fold.

 

It is important to learn and practice yoga under a supervision of a qualify teacher.

If you would like to try yoga but don’t know where to start look no further than our private 121 Yoga for beginners services.

You will be discovering yoga in a safe space, learning the basics of breathing, movement and posture at your own home.

Private yoga for beginners in South west London at times to suit you.

Our friendly and fully qualified yoga teachers will provide all the equipment and encouragement you need to begin your yoga journey.

No contracts – no sign up fees – flexible training times at your own home.

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Call us today on 07881 884 738 or email us at info@121personaltraining.com to arrange your trial session.

 

 

 

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Magdalena Skrzypek
About the Author
Magda is a YMCA qualified Hatha yoga teacher and a Premier qualified nutrition coach. She specialises in providing private yoga lessons and nutrition coaching for individuals and small groups in SW London.

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