In this article you will learn all about some basic yoga postures and some simple variations on those poses. Use this article as a basic yoga guide We shall examine 3 separate yoga moves and some simple variations to those positions. We shall start with the Cobra.

1. THE COBRA posture:
Practice in the early and easy stages of exercise. Lie face down, legs closely pressed together and extended backward, place your forehead on the ground. Put both of your hands, palm down, just underneath your shoulders. Breathe in and bring up your head, pushing your neck back, use both of your hands to force your trunk area up right up until you are bending in a attractive arc from the base of your spine to the back of your neck.

You will need to go no further than this. Having said that, if you are flexible enough, you can now straighten up your arms entirely, bend your legs at the knees and lower your head back to touch both your feet. Even if your head will not go anywhere near your feet, drop it back as far as feasible and maintain the pose with deep inhaling and exhaling. Come out of the position extremely slowly and gradually, heading back to the face prone position. Rest with your head to one side. Do it again several times.

2. THE BOW pose:
This is also an intense variation of the simple bow posture. It is astonishing how many youngsters can do it straight away. Again complete in in easy phases.

Lie face down on your yoga mat. For very slim individuals use a thicker, cushioned mat for this position. Breathe in and bend your knees up. Stretch back with both of your arms and get hold of your ankles, keeping your fingers and thumbs all jointly on the outside.

Take a breath and at the same time elevate your head and chest, pulling at your ankles and moving your knees and thighs off the ground. Inhale and exhale normally, attempting to kick up your legs higher and raising your head upwards.

You are now bent similar to the bow posture, controlling the weight of your entire body on your abdominal area. You can quit here but if you can stretch additionally, then slide both your hands down your legs, lift them higher, keeping your knees with each other and pull back as much as you can. Maintain this position for a few regular deep breaths, then relax back to the face down posture, head to one side. Repeat this several times.

3. THE SHOOTING BOW position:
In Sanskrit this is recognized as Akarna Dhanurasana and one leg is held up representing a shooting bow. Sit with both of your legs stretched out in front of you and keep your back straight.

Reach forward with both your hands and hold your feet, capturing the right foot with the left hand and the left foot with the right hand. Breathe in, flex the left knee and pull the foot over the body, in close proximity to your chest, pointing your elbow up and turning the body a little bit to the right.

The left hand grips firm and tight, keeping the right foot. Hold this yoga pose with regular inhaling and exhaling, release slowly and gradually, and relax. Repeat this exercise on other side.

For a starting point it is sufficient to hold the curved left leg with the right hand. When this becomes easy, stretch down and hold the left foot with the right hand. Proceed to pull on the left foot, lifting it higher on each breath out.

In conclusion you have now learned 3 different yoga poses, each will help you to become more flexible and with regular practice each posture will become easier. Practice frequently to improve your over health and well being.

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