Beginner Yoga Moves
Are you prepared for a simple 20-minute yoga workout for beginners? Of course you are. Let’s get into it.
If you are new to yoga, relaxation, or mediation, this 20-minute yoga workout for beginners is the perfect place to start.
Who is the workout for?
- Complete beginners looking for a good workout
- People looking to improve their flexibility
- People looking to relieve some aches and pains
Here is an introduction to the poses along with instructions and instruction on how to do them.
Aim to hold each pose for 30 seconds. For two-sided poses (poses that target one side of the body – left or right), make sure to repeat the pose on the other side before moving on.
You’ll try to cycle through all of the poses 3 times to complete the workout!
20-Minute Yoga Workout for Beginners:
1. Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)
The warrior poses are critical poses in this yoga workout for beginners.
Begin by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart. Step your right foot out to the right about 4 feet from your other foot.
Pivot your body to face the right, and turn your left foot in about 45 degrees. Sink into your right knee to further the stretch, but make sure to keep the left leg straight.
Your right knee should be at a 90-degree angle, and your right thigh should be parallel to the ground. Raise your arms over your head with your head pointing straight forward or slightly up.
Hold for 30 seconds. Perform on the other side or transition into Warrior II (below).
2. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II)
From Warrior I (above), bring your left arm straight down and parallel to the floor at the same time that you reach your right arm down and back behind you.
Adjust your left foot from the 45-degree angle of Warrior I to 90 degrees for Warrior II.
Hold for 30 seconds. Perform on the other side or transition into Warrior III (below).