4 Yoga Poses For Non Flexible People

by DailyYogaReflections on June 3, 2014

4 Yoga Poses For Non Flexible People


If you thought yoga can only be practiced by flexible people, you are mistaken. Here are 4 yoga poses for non-flexible people.


1. Mountain pose-Tadasana

This is a very simple move and to do it all you need to do is to stand tall with your feet together and your big toes touching. You should then close your eyes and let your arms rest at your sides with your fingers together. You should hold in this position for 5-10 breaths.

Yoga Mountain Pose

If you find it a challenge to stand for long, you should lie on your back and press the soles of your feet against a wall. To give your back a slight stretch you should press your feet harder against the wall.


2. Child pose-Balasana

You start this move with your knees and tops of your feet placed on the floor-your feet should be together and touching. Putting your knees apart, you should rest your belly and chest between your legs and place your head on the floor. You should then stretch your arms out in front of you and hold in this position for up to 10 breaths.

child pose balasana


3. Downward-facing dog-adho Mukha Svanasana

This move is usually challenging to some beginners, but you can make it easier by increasing the distance between your feet.

downward facing dog

To assume the pose you need to start with your feet hip-width apart then hinge forward at your waist and press your palms flat into the ground.

You should ensure that your hands are shoulder-width apart and your shoulders, arms, and back are lined up straight in a diagonal line. Your hands should be placed at the front of the mat and your toes should face the front of the mat.


4. Chair pose-Utkatasana

This pose is basically symmetrical. This is because both sides of the body tend to move in and out of the pose at the same time.

To assume the move you need to stand with your feet together then bend your knees (as if you are sitting on a chair) and raise your arms up alongside your ears.

utkatasana yoga

If you find it hard to execute the move, you should alternate between mountain and chair poses. Other than making it easy to execute the move, alternating the moves makes the pose more dynamic.

These are some of the poses that you can engage in even if you are inflexible. To avoid injuring yourself, it’s recommended that you join a yoga class; you should avoid practicing at home.


yoga poses for non flexible people

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