Beginner Yoga Poses

One of the most essential and easiest yoga poses for a beginner to learn is cat pose and cow pose.

Standing Poses: Standing poses often done first in a yoga class to “build heat” and get you warmed up. In vinyasa/flow style yoga, standing poses are strung together to form long sequences. In hatha classes, the standing poses may be worked on individually with rest between each pose.

Seated Poses: Seated stretches, which often focus on stretching the hips and hamstrings, are usually done toward the end of a yoga class after the body is warm. Placing a folded blanket or a block under your butt is a good way to make yourself more comfortable in these postures.

Beginner Yoga Poses