Yoga newbies and regulars can cultivate a NEW yoga practice!
Here are 4 yoga postures that are accessible for new yogis and can be experienced in a NEW way by regular practitioners. The majority of the asana (yoga posture) instructions below are from Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar. To learn more about Light on Yoga, you are welcome to join us at the Yoganic Flow: Detroit Yoga Book Club.
- Sukhasana (Easy Pose)/Padmasana (Lotus)
New to Yoga: Try Sukhasana (Easy Pose)
- Sit on the floor (or a couple folded blankets) with your legs extended in front of you.
- Bend your knees, and cross your right shin in front of your left shin.
- Move the knees closer together until your feet are directly underneath them.
New Way to Feel Pose: Try Padmasana (Lotus) explained by Iyengar on page 45 of Light on Yoga.
- Sit on floor with the legs straight.
- Bend the right leg at the knee, hold the right foot with the hands and place it at the root of the left thigh so that the right heel is near the navel.
- Now bend the left leg, and holding the left foot with the hands place it over the right at the root, the heel being near the navel. The soles of the feet should be turned up.