Yoga Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated to Be Effective

If you were playing a game of word association and heard the word “yoga,” what would be the first thing that popped into your head? A lot of people would say “it’s hard,” but yoga can actually be quite simple. If you got out of bed this morning and stretched your arms up over your head, you already did a yoga pose.

Yoga introduces a mindfulness to stretching so that you pay attention to your alignment and how the positions really feels in your body. A lot of basic yoga postures feel very familiar, even if it’s been a few years since your last P.E. class. Here is a sequence of ten poses that look simple but will stretch and strengthen your major muscle groups.

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