Top 18 Common Yoga Poses or Asanas for Non-Flexible Men & Women

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So you think you are not flexible enough? But you do not know how you make your body flexible to enjoy healthy life. Do not worry at all. You can make your body enough flexible with the help of yoga. Yoga is good for healthy body and mind. Yoga can help you a lot, not only make your body flexible but also make your mind strong and calm. You may think starting yoga can be a daunting task for you, because you do not have enough time or it needs to start at an early age. If you think the same then we must say you are wrong. You can start yoga anytime you wish. Yoga is good for children, good for adult men and women and even good for old people. We have described here eighteen important common yoga poses that help you become flexible in a short period of time. These yoga poses can help you feel calmer, sleep better as well as more flexible what you are dreaming for. You can practice these common yoga poses on a regular basis to get the best possible results.

Tadasana / Mountain Pose / Standing Pose

In Sanskrit “Tadasana” is also known as “The Mountain Pose”. The asana or pose can make you like a mountain by standing and helps you to become steady. This pose is a basic one in the form of many standing yoga pose in the entire yoga style.Standing erect and with weight evenly on both feet straightens spine.

Parivrtta Trikonasana / Utthita Trikonasana / Revolved Triangle Pose

Triangle Yoga Pose or Utthita Trikonasana is one of the most popular yoga pose in the entire yoga styles. One single yoga pose will not cater all the benefits, though this pose will cater some of the benefits. To get the entire benefits of this yoga pose you should practice regularly with the help of a yoga expert. Gentle spinal twist. Tones thigh, calf and hamstring muscles.

Parivrtta Parsvakonasana / Revolved Side Angle Pose

Revolved side angle pose is a common standing yoga pose which is known as Utthita Parsvakonasana. In Sanskrit, Revolved side angle pose is called  Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana. It means, “Baddha”- bound, “Utthita”-extended, “Parsva”-side, “kona”-angle, “Asana”-pose. More intense spinal twist. Massages internal organs, aides digestion.

Virabhadrasana – II / Warrior Pose – II

Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana is one of the most popular yoga postures which adds beauty and courage to one’s yoga practice. No doubt this pose is helpful in many ways. If you want to practice this pose to get the entire benefits of this yoga pose. Keep practicing. This asana or the yoga pose is pronounced as Vee- Ra- Bha- Dra-asana. Strengthens leg and back muscles and tones abdominal organs.

Vrksasana / Tree Pose

Tree Yoga Pose or Vriksasana. The name comes from the words vriksa or vriksha  meaning“tree” and asana meaning “posture”. Tree Pose, or Vrksasana, aimed to perfect the balance and focus of mind. In this pose, the lower body provides the support for the upper body as the body stands with grace and strength. Tone legs muscles and develops balance and poise.

Parvatasana / Mountain Pose

In Sanskrit “Tadasana” is also known as “The Mountain Pose”. The asana or pose can make you like a mountain by standing and helps you to become steady. This pose is a basic one in the form of many standing yoga pose in the entire yoga style.Standing erect and with weight evenly on both feet straightens spine.Works shoulders and develops chest. Keeps spine straight.

Navasana / Boat Pose

In the entire yoga style, Boat Pose is very popular. This Boat Pose you will see your entire body takes a shape like a boat. If you try to do this yoga pose, you need to lie flat on your back on the floor with both of your arms by your side. Trying this pose always keep your breathing normally. Tones kidneys. Strengthens abdominal muscles. Strenous.

Bharadvajasana (The asana dedicated to sage Bharadvaja who was one of the Saptarshi (Seven Great Sages Rishi) in the present Manvantara)

Gentle twist on dorsal and lumbar region makes spine more supple.

Halasana / Plow Pose

This yoga is good for those people who sit for a long time and tend to have a very bad posture, because this yoga pose or asana helps to tone the muscles of buttocks and gives strength of your shoulders as well as your thighs. It is also a very good pose for glands, lungs and for abdominal organs, improves your digestive system and helps to balance your hormonal levels. Further extension in spine. Preparation for forward bending poses. Chair under feet may help.

Trikonasana / Triangle Pose

Triangle Yoga Pose or Utthita Trikonasana is one of the most popular yoga pose in the entire yoga styles. One single yoga pose will not cater all the benefits, though this pose will cater some of the benefits. To get the entire benefits of this yoga pose you should practice regularly with the help of a yoga expert. Straightens legs, straightens knees, lateral stretch to spine develops chest.

Parsvakonasana / Extended Side Angle Pose

Extended side angle pose is a common standing yoga pose which is known as Utthita Parsvakonasana. In Sanskrit, Extended side angle pose is called  Baddha Utthita Parsvakonasana. It means, “Baddha”- bound, “Utthita”-extended, “Parsva”-side, “kona”-angle, “Asana”-pose. Tones legs, develops chest, reduces fat around hips, relieves sciatica and constipation.

Virabhadrasana – I / Warrior Pose – I

Veerabhadrasana or Virabhadrasana is one of the most popular yoga postures which adds beauty and courage to one’s yoga practice. No doubt this pose is helpful in many ways. If you want to practice this pose to get the entire benefits of this yoga pose. Keep practicing. This asana or the yoga pose is pronounced as Vee- Ra- Bha- Dra-aasana. It means, Veera  vigorous, warrior, courageous; Bhadra – good, auspicious; Asana – Posture. Relieves stiffness in shoulders and back. Reduces fat around hips. Strenuous.

Uttasana / Standing Forward Bend Pose

According to the name  Standing Forward Bend Pose you can understand that the pose is an intense stretch for your entire body. In this pose your legs fixed you with resolute determination onto the floor as your spine falls forward maintaining the balance and concentrate while promoting inner-calm.Extends legs and spine, tones inner organs, rests heart and brain.

Virasana / Heron Pose

In Sanskrit, “Heron” pose is called “Krouchasana”. This is a seated stretched pose that is good to help your calves and hamstrings.Rests legs after standing poses. Good for knees, corrects flat feet.

Dandasana / Plank Pose

Plank pose is one of the most popular pose in yoga style. In Sanskrit this pose is also known asUttihita Chaturanga Dandasana. To practice plank pose you need have clothes that you can stretch in and also make sure that you have a flat level floor that you can stretch there comfortably. Sitting at right angle on perineum, strengthens back muscles and straightens spine.

Ardha Navasana / Half Boat Pose

There are a few yoga poses available in the entire yoga style which can be practiced with their partners and friends. Partner Boat Pose or Navasana is also this kind of yoga. This Pose can be practiced by Adults and children. Though, we have given the step to practice for kids. Adults can also try this. Though, half and full boat pose is almost same, so you can try full boat pose first and then try half boat pose. Works on liver, gall bladder and spleen. Strengthens abdominal muscles.

Sarvangasana / Shoulder Stand Pose

Shoulderstand pose is one of the most popular yoga pose in the entire yoga style. Salamba sarvagasana means, Salamba – with support, Sarva – all and Anga – limb. Shoulder stand works on glands and inner organs, and especially heart and liver.

Savasana / Corpse Pose

Corpse pose is also known as Savasana.  This pose is the final pose in any yoga class and due to that, it is sometimes called as Final Relaxation Pose.. It is important to end with 10 minutes relaxation in corpse pose. With breathing exercises, calms brain activity. Beginners apt to fall asleep, but pose should be reinvigorating.

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About the Author: Kabbyik

Kabbyik Mitra is a Content Developer & Technical Writer, the owner of Yoga2all.com. He had started the blog pertaining to health and wellness in 2013, and previously worked for different online platforms on a freelance basis and worked for various organizations. An Indian native, Kabbyik has more than 6-year of experience in journalism and bilingual communications, including health and tech magazines, online writing, proofreading and editing for both national as well as international publications of repute. Kabbyik holds an MBA in Marketing & Financial Management from the Manipal, Sikkim University, India, where he studied as a full-timer. In addition, he is a certified science communicator and writer from Indian Science News Association, completed full-time 6-month training program on science communication and media practice. Kabbyik’s favorite book is An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of Nation.

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