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If you are interested in Yoga, you will need to learn the basic Yoga posesYoga poses are to be practiced while taking slow, deep, cleansing breaths in and out while you focus on the correct posturing of each pose.  Breathing in through your nose and slowly releasing it out through your mouth is recommended for each of the Yoga poses and you should visualize releasing all of the tension and stress you may feel with each outward breath.  Finally, in practicing the basic Yoga poses, you will not only be learning how to relax your body, but you will also be learning how to relax your mind; in doing so, you will be able to establish a clear mind-body connection with Yoga poses.

The first of four popular Yoga poses is the Lotus pose.  When trying to visualize the Lotus poses, consider the typical images that one stirs up when they think of Yoga poses.  The Lotus pose position is accomplished by sitting comfortably on the floor with your legs in a near “Indian style” fashion.  However, the Lotus poses differs from the Indian style of sitting because you will have your right foot situated on top of your left leg, near to your hip, and your left leg situated on top of your right leg, also near to the hip.  You can choose to rest your hands in your lap or join them to form a loop of energy.

Although the Lotus pose is one of the most popular of all Yoga poses, it is important that you do not attempt the pose if you are not physically able to do so.  The Lotus pose, out of all of the Yoga poses you can perform, requires the most flexibility.  You therefore should slowing work your way up to accomplishing the Lotus Yoga pose with other poses like the half Lotus Yoga pose, until you can achieve the desired results without injury to the physical self.

Another popular Yoga pose among all of the Yoga poses available is Siddhasana Yoga pose.  Siddhasana Yoga pose requires that you sit on your left foot and firmly press the heel of your left foot into the base of the spine.  Meanwhile, your right leg is to be folded in and behind the fold of your left knee.  Siddhasana Yoga pose is used to rouse the nervous system.  Finally, it must be reiterated that when performing this or any of the other Yoga poses that one uses extreme caution.  A good rule of thumb to remember is that if it is painful, you should not continue with the pose.

Yet another popular Yoga pose among the vast number of Yoga poses available is the Sukasana Yoga pose.  The Sukasana Yoga pose is much like sitting Indian style on the floor.  With legs crossed, straighten your spine, pull your shoulders back and rest your hands on your knees.  Be sure to comfortably point your toes after you have crossed your legs.

The Yogasana, another of the Yoga poses, requires immense flexibility and should only be performed when and if you attain such a level of flexibility with other Yoga poses.  Practitioners that perform the Yogasana pose sit in the Sukasana position and then lean forward to lower their forehead to the floor before them.  As soon as they have accomplished this, the practitioner of this Yoga pose then places their hands behind their back.  When their hands are placed behind their back, the practitioner then joins their hands at base of their spine.  Finally, once situated, they then pull their upper body upright until they are again sitting in the Sukasana position.