“Yoga is for the ladies”, you must have heard this from numerous male friends of yours. Maybe you too might feel the same considering you also find yoga more intimidating than a gym workout. A major reason why you might not start a yoga class is it is filled with ladies or senior citizens. Another might be lack of in-depth yoga knowledge about how it can help you live a more fulfilling life.
There is no need to fret over the question of – from where shall I begin? Yoga experts from around the world have compiled a small list of yoga asanas that can help you kickstart a yoga practice. These four asanas would help you make yoga a new part of your fitness regimen without a second thought.
4 Beginner Yoga Poses For Men
Although these yoga poses are a bit easy but that does not means there are no benefits. Each of these yoga poses offer therapeutic benefits and help you develop strength. Moreover, if you have a stiff body these would help you develop a considerable level of flexibility.
With that said, let us check out what these yoga poses are.
The best yoga pose for you to keep your back healthy and reduce the chances of developing a hunch. You should do this yoga asana not just to maintain proper body posture, this also makes you feel good.
Steps To Child’s Pose
- Start with your knees on the yoga mat. Sit comfortably on your heels.
- Inhale and extend your spine.
- Exhale slowly and bring your arms in front of you. Bring your torso down and touch your forehead to the mat.
- Keep your palms by the side of your body and palms facing up.
- Breathe deeply. Relax.
Crescent pose is similar to the High Lunge pose. This develops strength and balance throughout your body, especially in the legs and core muscles.
Steps To Practice Crescent Pose
- Come to the High Lunge position. However, your arms have to be reaching straight into the air.
- Your torso has to be straight. Do not bend your spine.
- Draw your tummy in and try to elongate your spine through the side ribs.
- Hold this position with 5 to 20 deep breaths.
The usual position you take when having tea and conversation with friends or family members. However, owing to a hectic lifestyle many have lost the ability to do the squat.
Steps To Yogic Squat
- Keep your feet shoulder-width apart.
- Bend your knees and bring your hips as low as it can go without touching the floor.
- Keep your heels flat on the floor. If you are unable to keep feet flat on the floor, curl up a towel to get a bit of height.
- Sit up tall in the squat position.
- Keep your hands in a prayer position on your heart.
- Press your elbows into the knees.
- Place your hands at the back of your skull. Tuck your chin into the throat.
- You should join a reputed yoga school to acquire the complete yoga knowledge about this asana.
High Lunge Pose
The High Lunge yoga asana helps bring back your leg strength and flexibility. It also tunes your core strength and balance. This yoga pose gives your feet and toes a good stretch.
Steps To High Lunge Pose
- Stand in a sprinter position with finger tips on the floor. Keep finger tips on both sides of the lead foot.
- Keep the toes of your back foot curled as if you are about to run.
- Keep your front knee directly above your ankle. Make sure it does not waver to the left or right side.
- Make sure to keep your knee in line with the 2nd toe.
- The front thigh has to be flat like a table. Keep your butt in line with the front knee. Step back a few inches to get a flat thigh.
- Press through the back heal and look straight to elongate your spine.
- You can now shift from touching all five fingers to three fingers on the floor.
- Suck your tummy in and lengthen your spine.
- Take 5 to 10 deep breaths.
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Do you feel a little awkward practicing yoga as a man? Enroll in a reputed yoga school to get complete yoga knowledge about the four asanas described above.