Back To Yoga Basics : A Guide to Physical Yoga Practice

Why to go back to the Yoga basics? If you’re an experienced yogi and have been finding it hard to stay present in your practice. It may be time for a change.

It’s natural that the poses which once posed difficulty become more accessible. But if they start feeling mundane and boring then this is usually a sign that you need to deepen or intensify your yoga routine.

Don’t settle into complacency. Use this as an opportunity push yourself further on far-reaching journey through movement!

If you’re looking to kick your yoga practice up a notch, I’ve got the answer!

By introducing new elements and diving deeper into my emotional and spiritual connection with each pose. I have been able to keep feeling energized about my poses.

This method has also allowed me find hidden depths in myself that were never before reached. Taking this special journey towards self-discovery is sure to add an extra spark of life back into your time on the mat.

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Enhance Your Yoga Practice

  • Physical practice: Before jumping into challenging yoga postures, ensure you take the time to warm up and prepare your body. Moving slowly and with intention is key. Focus on every inhale and exhale as a way to stay connected throughout your practice.
  • Mindset: Give yourself time to learn and grow in your yoga practice. You won’t become an expert overnight. It’s a journey that helps you find balance, peace, and harmony within yourself. When frustration rises, remind yourself of the purpose of your yogic experience. Take deep breaths as each day brings new progress!

Move very slow

Unlock your inner grace and fluidity by slowing down during your yoga practice. Move at a pace that is so gentle, it becomes hard to tell one pose from the next!

This may seem like an easy task. But doing this will require greater amounts of strength in order for everything to remain controlled yet languid.

By taking things slow. You’ll also be able take advantage of small adjustments as well as finding a more natural flow between poses. All leading up towards becoming deeply aware both body and breath-wise!

Join workshop-style practice sessions

With yoga practice, there is so much to explore and discover! Instead of relying solely on workshops for learning new postures or techniques. Create your own personal workshop by playing around with a pose that you’re interested in.

From arm balances to deeper flexibility and mobility poses. Let yourself be curious as you journey through your self-guided training session. The sky’s the limit!

The perfect pose awaits! Get ready to stretch yourself and give it your all with this yoga sequence. Turn up the challenge a notch by learning something new.

Find an online tutorial that’s right for you-whether through video or pictures. This will be sure to help guide you in developing your practice further.

Take some time out of the day just for competing against yourself. While striving towards mastering each movement using trial and error (don’t worry about getting everything right on first try!).

Afterward, relax enjoys feeling accomplished as no one is there to judge. Have fun taking things at your own pace from within the comfort of home on your cozy mat!

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Understanding the anatomy of yoga and movement

When I first started practicing yoga, my joints moved in ways that were completely new to me. Yet as soon as I trained myself to recognize the four types of joint motion.

Flexion, extension, lateral flexion and rotation. It became obvious which areas needed more focus.

Now every practice incorporates all forms of movement. So there’s a perfect balance throughout each session! It takes an incredible amount of awareness to get truly acquainted with one’s own body.

Tuning into how different muscles ought be engaged for any given pose or posture. This can make your experience deeper and grant you much greater stability when performing them.

Add functional movement and cardio to your exercise training

Incorporating cardiovascular exercises into a yoga regimen can help encourage improved endurance, greater stamina, and more complete muscle work. With these extra components to your practice you’ll be able to move even smoother through the poses without getting winded!

Exercise helps us to become stronger and better able at supporting ourselves in yoga poses. Building strength throughout your body.

From shoulders to hamstrings. Not only reduces the risk of sustaining common injuries like “yoga butt” or knee/shoulder issues.

But also increases mobility for standing postures. So you can hone each pose with more stability and precision.

Rediscover the basics

Experiencing difficulty with more difficult yoga poses? A great way to tackle them is by diving back into the basics. Revisiting postures and sequences you are already familiar with can be a very peaceful journey.

When we know where we’re headed. It allows us to stay in tune mental and physical as well paying attention to our breathing patterns, posture alignment, even eye contact.

While doing so keep an open ear for physical sensations such as feeling engaged or stretched during your practice. Little tips that will help contribute towards becoming successful at mastering those advanced exercises!

It’s all about consistency

With a regular yoga practice, you’ll be in tune with your body and mind like never before. When regularly practiced, the rewards of flexibility and strength will come to fruition. Your awareness for how both aspects shift daily will become easier than ever!

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Easy Yoga Poses For Consistency

Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I)

Transform your warrior pose with Virabhadrasana I.  Start by planting both feet firmly into the ground, left leg forward for balance. Feel a sense of power as you shift most of your weight onto that front foot and rise up to stand on only its ball.

Engage all muscles from head-to-toe to slowly lean forward until chest meets thigh. Reach arms out towards hip width apart as an invigorating sensation begins in the front body’s strength points!

Embrace this energy rather than rush onward – take it slow, breathe deeply and enjoy every second of transformation.

Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)

Step into the challenging Utthita Parsvakonasana (Extended Side Angle Pose)! Take your left hand off the floor and twist deeper to find a comfortable arm position.

Then, top it all off by lifting your left arm overhead with drishti or focused gaze on-hand towardyour outstretched fingertips! Yeah – feel empowered in this ultimate side angle pose!

Breathe in deeply and prepare to move into the beautiful Half Moon Pose! Step your back foot halfway to meet your front leg, then lower yourself down. Place one hand on a block or directly onto the floor beside you as if it was meant specifically for that purpose.

Beyond shoulder width, next to where pinky toe rests comfortably. To be sure of proper alignment within this pose, observe whether knee has shifted internally, Use right hand below left thigh while lifting arm above head with palm up towards ceiling invitingly.

With gaze following same path upwards during transition. Stay present and grounded through each movement until arriving at desired balance point among physical body and graceful spirit

Move from Utthita Parsvakonasana to Ardha Chandrasana

Feel the intensity of your inner strength as you transition from Utthita Parsvakonasana to Ardha Chandrasana. Divide your weight evenly, so that it’s almost like floating with one leg bearing all its own weight and the other feeling nonexistent!

Test the waters by lifting up on your back foot a few inches off the ground – take pause here and see if Half Moon Pose is calling out to you or not.

If it isn’t quite time yet, remain in between Side Angle and Half Moon for awhile longer; admire how grounded both feet are while finding balance through purposeful focus at each step along they way.

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Malasana (Garland Pose)

Fold your body in half with Malasana, the Garland Pose! Start by standing feet hip-distance apart and bringing your inner edges of the feet together. Bend into a deep squat.

Knees slightly wider than shoulders. Then lower down until you’re sitting between both legs on your heels.

Finally, fold at the waist to bring forehead to ground for an amazing stretch that will have you feeling wonderful after those long days spent standing up straight!

Transition from Malasana to Bakasana

Unlock your deep core strength as you transition from Malasana to Bakasana! First, draw your bellybutton towards the spine and rest with a long spine using the chin on the floor.

Place hands one foot in front of toes, spread fingers wide while pressing into palms.

Squeeze inner knees against upper arms then lean forward slowly to transfer weight onto hands. Gently lift hips up slightly as elbows come together – feel that power within!

As you slowly exhale, let all the tension and weight fall away. Focus on engaging your abs to support yourself. Don’t be tempted to lift up – instead lean into it!

Feel your chin touch the mat in front of you as this helps keep a long spine and allows for an elegant transition.

With every breath take note: feel more relaxed each time until finally feeling lightness from head-to-toe that can help guide towards balance with ease.

Bakasana (Crane Pose)

Gain confidence and stay balanced with Bakasana (Crane Pose)! To avoid the struggle of lifting your feet during practice, keep leaning forward until they rise up by themselves.

This ensures perfect alignment of weight distribution for a secure transition. Let gravity help you get into position as you trust yourself to fly!

As you practice Bakasana, it’s okay if your feet don’t lift off the ground right away – just keep trying! With enough focus and attention to detail, try raising them even higher while straightening out your elbows.

Activate all of those deep muscles by squeezing in on your knees and engaging that abdominal core before pressing up against gravity with a centered weight above both arms.

Rather than striving for perfectionist expectations, take some pressure off yourself. Find harmony by transitioning back-and-forth between two or three poses with fluidity rather than stressing about one specific move.


To finish your practice, transition from the dynamic movement of going through different poses to a blissful stillness.

Begin by settling into Upavistha Konasana with legs outstretched and then leaning forward while closing your eyes.

Take numerous calming breaths as you find peace in this pose for several minutes before standing up feeling recharged and restored!


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