10 Morning Yoga for Beginners: How to Start

Child's Pose

1. Begin in a kneeling position, then sit back on your heels and reach your arms forward, lowering your forehead to the mat. This pose is great for relaxation and stretching the back.

Cat-Cow Pose

Start on your hands and knees, arching your back while inhaling (Cow Pose), and rounding it while exhaling (Cat Pose). This gentle flow warms up your spine.

Downward-Facing Dog

 From a hands-and-knees position, lift your hips and straighten your legs, forming an inverted V shape. This pose stretches the entire body.

Cobra Pose 

Lie on your stomach with your hands beneath your shoulders, and lift your upper body while keeping your hips on the ground. This pose helps open up the chest and strengthen the back.

Mountain Pose

Stand with your feet hip-width apart, palms facing forward. This is a foundational pose that promotes good posture and balance.

Forward Fold

 From Mountain Pose, bend at your hips and reach for your toes while keeping your legs straight. This pose stretches the hamstrings and lower back.

Warrior I

Step one foot back, keeping your hips square, and bend your front knee. Raise your arms overhead. This pose builds strength and balance. 

Warrior II

 From Warrior I, open your hips and arms out to the sides, with your gaze over your front hand. It strengthens the legs and stretches the hips.

Triangle Pose

Stand with your legs wide apart, reach one hand toward your toes while keeping the other arm extended upwards. This pose improves flexibility and balance.

Corpse Pose

 End your practice by lying on your back with your arms and legs relaxed. Focus on your breath and let go of tension. It's a peaceful way to conclude your routine.