best yoga poses for beginners

Mountain Pose

The foundational pose focuses on alignment, teaching beginners how to stand with proper postures and find balance through the body.

Tree Pose

Encouraging balance and focus, Tree Pose is an entry point to more challenging balance poses, allowing beginners to connect with their breath and find stability. 

Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose improves flexibility in the hips and hamstrings, enhancing overall posture and teaching beginners to open up through the sides of the body. 

Downward Facing Dog Pose

A fundamental pose that stretches the entire body, Downward-Facing Dog builds strength, flexibility and introduce to beginners to an inversion.

Plank Pose

Building core strength and teaching beginners proper alignment, Plank Pose is a preparation for more advanced poses and full-body engagement.

Cobra Pose

This gentle backbend introduces beginners to spinal extension, improving posture and strengthening the back muscles. 

Seated Forward Bend Pose

Stretching the hamstrings and lower back, this seated pose encourages relaxation and helps beginners release tension in the spine.

Upward Facing Dog Pose

Introducing a gentle backbend, Upward Facing Dog helps beginners improve spinal flexibility and strengthens the arms and wrists.

Bridge Pose

Beginners can engage their core and glutes while opening the chest and shoulders, fostering strength and flexibility in the spine. 

Child Pose

Offering relaxation and gentle stretch for the back, Child’s Pose is perfect for beginners to rest and connect with their breath. 


A closing relaxation pose, Corpse Pose allows beginners to integrate the benefits of their practice, offering deep relaxation and a connection to their breath.