8 Yoga Poses for Beginners

Read through these eight different yoga poses with their Sanskrit name. Tap on each to reveal the muscles each pose strengthens and stretches plus some other additional tips, too!

Engaged muscles

Strengethens: 

Shoulders, arms, and wrists

Stretches:

Arms, torso, and spine

Engaged muscles

Strengthens: 
Legs, arms, hamstrings, and shoulders

Stretches:
Spine, hamstrings, and calves

Additionally:
Opens blood flow to the brain, so you can think faster

Engaged muscles

Strengthens:
Calves, legs, and spine (posture)

Stretches: 
Balance, coordiation, and core

 

 

Engaged muscles

Strengthens:
Legs, hamstrings, chest, and shoulders

Stretches:
Stretches side waist, opens hips, and helps external rotation of legs

Additionally:
Helps align shoulders, relieves back pain and neck stiffness

Engaged muscles

Strengthens:
Legs and muscles around the knees

Stretches:
Shoulders and spine

Additionally:
Improves focus and relaxes the body

Engaged muscles

Strengthens:
Shoulders, wrists, hands, and core

Stretches:
 Neck and spine

Additionally:
Improves posture and tones the total body

Engaged muscle

Strengthens:
Legs and arms

Stretches:
Opens your hips and contracts abdominal organs

Engaged muscles

Strengthens:
Focus

Additionally:
Benefits include calming oneself and shifting attention to your inner self.