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Yoga 101: Yoga Poses You Need to Know

Yoga is a practice that combines physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. It has been used for thousands of years to improve physical and mental well-being. Here are some of the most popular yoga poses and the benefits they offer:

  1. Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) - This pose strengthens the arms and legs, stretches the shoulders and spine, and improves balance. It also calms the mind and energizes the body.

  2. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) - This pose strengthens the legs, opens the hips, and improves balance and stability. It also increases focus and concentration.

  3. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) - This pose strengthens the legs, opens the hips and chest, and improves balance and stability. It also improves digestion and relieves stress.

  4. Cobra Pose (Bhujangasana) - This pose strengthens the back and core, opens the chest and shoulders, and improves posture. It also energizes the body and calms the mind.

  5. Child's Pose (Balasana) - This pose gently stretches the back and hips, and calms the mind. It also helps to relieve stress and tension.

  6. Tree Pose (Vrikshasana) - This pose strengthens the legs and core, improves balance and stability, and opens the hips and chest. It also improves focus and concentration.

  7. Corpse Pose (Savasana) - This pose is done at the end of a yoga practice. It allows the body to relax completely and release tension and stress. It also helps to calm the mind and improve overall well-being.

It is important to remember that everyone's body is different and some poses may be more or less challenging for different people. Make sure to listen to your body and only do poses that feel comfortable for you.

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