Updated: Oct 12, 2020
Yoga is for everyone! Yes, I really said it, doesn’t matter where you come from, what you look like and who you are... Yoga is accessible to everyone and has the power to calm the mind and strengthen the body. Yoga has been around for 1000 of years before any new fitness fad you see in the 21st century and will still be here long after.
At Madelaine Page Yoga, we often find that the results are in the people who practice yoga regularly and has been shown to increase flexibility, improve
balance and coordination, reduce pain, and increase strength and it couldn’t be even more
useful in a time like now.
Increasing concerns of another lockdown, mass amount of news everyday about covid
concerns, its no wonder you feel frantic and anxious, incorporating a more healing exercise
routine can take a lot of unnecessary stress away and will give you a new holistic
perspective. At Madelaine Page Yoga in Peterborough, we are adapting to a new lifestyle with the coronavirus and it can be scary and
uncomfortable, starting yoga can be a great grounding tool to lead you through to the light in
‘You are exactly where you need to be’
Five Poses For Basic Yoga Practice
Learning these basic poses can help our yogi's at Madelaine Page Yoga to start their yoga journey and already incorporate so many health benefits just practicing these for as little as 10 minutes a day.
Downward- Facing Dog - Adho Mukha Svanasana
AH-doh MOO-kah shvah-NAHS-anna)
adho = downward
mukha = face
svana = dog
The ultimate all over stretch
Relieves lower back pain and strengthens the arms, shoulders and back while also stretches the hamstrings and calves. Focus on keeping your hips up and back and distrusting the weight between your palms. Bend your knees generously if needed as this pose will become easier over time, take time to breath in the pose and pedal your feet so you can find comfort in the pose.
Child's Pose – Balasana
bala = child
‘The restful pose’
Relaxes your spine, shoulders and neck perfect for after a long day sitting at that office desk, Childs pose will gently stretch your lower back, hips, thighs, knees and ankles. Be mindful and focus on relaxing the muscles of the spine and lower back as you breathe, Balasana is a resting pose, stay anywhere from 30 seconds to a few minutes.
Tree Pose = Virkasana
Vrksa = Tree
Balance begins here
The beginner pose to improving balance, strengthen your core, ankles, calves, thighs and spine. Good balance and a strong core will go a long way in helping you stay active and healthy. Use a wall if you are struggling to find your balance and then learn to stand alone, a useful tip is to focus your gaze on something that is moving, take 5 to 10 breaths and then alternate to the other side.
Triangle Pose -Trikonasana
trikona = three angle or triangle
standing pose in many styles of yoga
Helps build strength and stretches the thighs, knees and ankles. It can also help increase
mobility in the hips and neck. Triangle pose is incorporated into many yoga sequences and
has many health benefits including relief for anxiety, neck pain, osteoporosis, and sciatica.
Be mindful and keep lifting your raised arm toward the ceiling. It helps keep the pose
Corpse Pose – Savasana
Total relaxation, the most challenging pose yet
sava = corpse
Guaranteed all classes will end in this pose so it’s the perfect pose to get familiar with and by
the way everyone knows it the pose everyone looks forward to. To relax and let go is a
challenge in itself however the more you try the easier it is to relax and sink into a meditative
At Madelaine Page yoga we encourage anyone who is ready to take a plunge into yoga, we know trying something new can be daunting but we also know it can be a new beginning to a active and healthier lifestyle. For more info on starting yoga or getting booked in for your first class don’t hesitate to contact now! Enquire here