If you’ve always wanted to give yoga a shot but didn’t know where to start, this beginner yoga flow has you covered. While you’re probably aware of the many benefits of yoga—regular practitioners can enjoy everything from better balance, strength, and flexibility to improved focus, concentration, and mental resilience—it can seem intimidating for those who have never tried it before.
But this guided yoga class will break it all down for you. As the first installment of Sweat With SELF’s Yoga for Beginners series, this class will introduce you to the basics with a 40-minute class that will take you through all the most common poses. Yoga instructor Rita Murjani, chief of staff at mindful-living brand Aduri who teaches at NYC-based studios SkyTing and Equinox, will take you through the class and offer tips and tricks on how to modify each pose for your fitness level. Along with teaching you ways to modify your poses, she’ll also introduce you to how to use certain yoga props, like yoga blocks and blankets, to help make these yoga modifications easier.
Throughout the course of this beginner yoga class, you’ll move through more than 10 common yoga poses (including additional modifications and variations for each). These yoga poses include foundational postures like the hero pose, tabletop, downward dog, crescent lunge, baby cobra, forward fold, warrior II, child’s pose, pigeon pose, camel pose, and seated forward fold. Murjani will guide you through a flow, going from one yoga pose to the next so you can learn how to incorporate all of them into a seamless yoga practice you can do at home.
Ready to get started with this beginner yoga flow? Unroll your yoga mat, gather your props—if you don’t have actual yoga blocks, a stack of books can work just fine—and get ready to embark in some guided relaxation for your body and your mind. Then, come back next week for more beginner yoga with the second installment in Sweat With SELF’s Yoga for Beginners series.
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