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Yoga Poses for Beginners: How-to, Tips, Benefits, Images, Videos

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The Yoga Poses for Beginners library serves as a comprehensive intro guide to the most popular yoga poses and sequences.

Becoming familiar with and learning these poses should get you through a class in any of the types of yoga styles.

Please keep in mind, these are just some of the most common poses to look at (and not necessarily practice). If you'd like to get started with yoga, you should take a look at The Complete Guide To Yoga Video Course here at MindBodyGreen.

Seated Poses

Grounding and calming, these seated poses provide some of our deepest muscle opening and twisting.

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Standing Poses

Good for strength, balance, and focus. These energetic standing yoga poses provide a straight line to shaping our best body.

Backbends

Opening up in the spine and chest with these backbend yoga poses feels great and strengthens our connection to intuition.

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Inversions

These inversion yoga poses are good for balance and concentration, as well as circulation.

Core Poses

These poses will strengthen your core and get your abs beach ready.

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Poses for Weight Loss

These yoga poses for weight loss help you shed unwanted pounds.

Restorative Poses

These restorative yoga poses are great for winding down and connecting to our breath.

Poses for Back Pain

Whether the origins are some acute injury or long-term stress, there are a few simple poses that can help with back pain.

Yoga Sequences & Moving (Videos)

How we move and breathe is much more important than the exact shape of our poses, for clearing our bodies and minds and creating our own best health. Check out these yoga sequences and moving poses videos.

Videos

Watch Michael Taylor take you through a number of yoga poses step-by-step.

For more, check out The Complete Guide To Yoga video class here at mindbodygreen.

Michael Taylor

Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala along with his wife, Tara Stiles. He studied mind-body medicine at Harvard and complementary medicine at Oxford. Mike has practiced Eastern movement and healing, including tai chi and qigong, for more than 30 years. In his younger years, Mike challenged centuries of reasonable and well-tested martial traditions in hundreds of competitions by applying unruly imagination to a world where rules were unbreakable. His record established the strength of finding your own way in your own body rather than copying the techniques of other people’s traditions. As he got older, Mike continued on to medical applications of the mind-body connection in university. After running into walls with standard medical practice in the United States and England, he left his health care roots for a little while. As the first internet boom was getting started, he joined the startup team of one company, then founded a couple more. Now through Strala, Mike has found his way back to health care done right: helping people let go of stress in their bodies and minds, enable their lives, and become their own best caregivers.Mike has climbed some of the world’s largest mountains in Alaska, the Alps, and the Himalayas. He’s now a cyclist and runner and spends as much free time as possible exploring the backcountry on foot, skis, and snowboard. He lives in New York with his wife, Tara, and baby, Daisy.

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