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Yoga Poses For Non-Flexible People

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: November 12, 2020
Yoga Poses For Non-Flexible People

Yoga is a practice, a discipline that involves meditation, body postures and controlled breathing. It is a helpful technique to improve general health and relax the body and mind. But many people avoid practicing it because they are not as flexible as most yoga gurus. But according to experts, such people need to practice yoga even more. Yoga will increase their concentration, strengthen their muscles, dial down the stress, and give them a better posture to live with. Here at OneHOWTO we will tell you about some yoga poses for non-flexible people. You can start by trying these poses, and then proceed to the ones that need more flexibility. If this is your first attempt at yoga, you may need some Tips For Your First Yoga Class too.

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  1. Mountain pose
  2. Child’s pose
  3. Chair pose
  4. Tree pose

Mountain pose

This is perhaps the simplest and one of the most basic yoga poses for non-flexible people. It is a way to start connecting your breath and begin your yoga practice. Stand tall with feet together and your big toes touching each other. Keep your eyes closed and concentrate on your breath. If you are stiff, you are allowed to slightly separate your feet. Arms are kept at rest on the sides, and fingers together. If even standing is a challenge for you, you may lie on the floor with your soles touching a wall.

Yoga Poses For Non-Flexible People - Mountain pose

Child’s pose

This is an easy pose for non-flexible people, which anyone can practice for a few minutes. Fold your legs in such a way that your knees remain in contact with the floor. Keep your feet together, knees apart, and belly kept between your legs. Keep your head on the floor and arms stretched out in the front. If it is not possible for you to touch the floor with your head, then you are allowed to keep a pillow or block to rest on too.

Yoga Poses For Non-Flexible People - Child’s pose

Chair pose

In this pose, both sides of the practitioner’s body will keep moving in and out subsequently. It will heat you up and strengthen your legs. You may stand straight with your feet together, or at hip width distance if you are too stiff. Bend your knees in such a way as if you are sitting on a chair. Raise your arms up touching your ears. As this pose can be challenging for some people, you may move out and go into mountain pose alternatively. With this, the pose becomes more dynamic and useful.

Yoga Poses For Non-Flexible People - Chair pose

Tree pose

This is a yoga pose which involves balancing your body on one leg. It helps in building confidence and centering the mind. When you are busy trying to balance your body on a leg, it’s difficult for you to think about your worries. Stand on one of your legs, and bring the other foot to your shin, thigh or ankle, depending on your individual flexibility. You may take help of a wall to improve your balance. Once you get hold of it, you may raise your arms into the air that will look like branches of a tree. That is why, this pose is called the tree pose.

Yoga Poses For Non-Flexible People - Tree pose

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