8 Simple Yoga Poses To Boost Wellness And Vitality - Martin Baker Orthodontist

8 simple yoga poses to boost wellness and vitality

Mountain pose tadasana stand tall with your feet together or hipwidth apart arms relaxed by your sides or raised overhead engage your core lengthen your spine and breathe deeply

Tree pose vrksasana stand on one leg and place the sole of your other foot on the inner thigh or calf of the standing leg bring your hands to prayer position at your chest or extend them overhead focus on balance and stability

Warrior i virabhadrasana i step one foot back into a lunge position with your front knee bent at a 90degree angle and your back leg straight extend your arms overhead and lift your chest gazing upward

Warrior ii virabhadrasana ii from warrior i open your hips and arms to the sides aligning your front heel with the arch of your back foot reach your arms parallel to the floor gaze over your front hand and sink deeper into the lunge

Downwardfacing dog adho mukha svanasana start on your hands and knees then lift your hips upward forming an inverted vshape with your body press your hands and feet into the ground lengthen your spine and relax your head between your arms

Childs pose balasana kneel on the floor sit back on your heels and lower your torso forward resting your forehead on the mat extend your arms in front of you or alongside your body focus on deep calming breaths

Cobra pose bhujangasana lie on your stomach with your palms beside your chest inhale as you press into your hands lifting your chest and head off the mat keep your elbows close to your body and engage your back muscles

Seated forward bend paschimottanasana sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you inhale and lengthen your spine then exhale as you hinge at your hips and fold forward over your legs