Yoga For Beginners: 2 Steps 2 Shine On The International Yoga Day


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On International Yoga Day| Yoga For Beginner Series-1


In this yoga for beginners series-1 you will learn two most basic poses #PrayerPose and #Raised Hand Pose. #Internationalyogaday




As you must be aware of the fact that the world is going to observe the International Yoga Day on 21st June. The International day of yoga is also known as the World Yoga Day. United Nations General Assembly has declared 21st of June as an International Yoga Day on 11th of December in 2014. The known existence of Yoga is India-originated, considered to be around 5,000 years old. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. Yoga and meditation are used to transform the body and mind.

World Yoga Day or International Day of Yoga will be celebrated throughout the world for the fifth consecutive time on 21st June 2019, on Friday.

Yoga is something which is not practiced on the Yoga Day only. Like we play with colors on Holi or firecrackers on Diwali or cook sewain on Eid and Santa showers us with amazing gifts only on Christmas!

Related: 11 Ways How Yoga Can Improve Your Life

On the contrary, you need to continue with your yoga practices even after the International yoga day. And in case you are a yoga beginner,  may find the individual yoga pose quite difficult to follow. But once going through this amazing yoga for beginner series, where you will learn only two poses at a time, yoga will prove to be quite handy.


The Challenge!

Here comes the challenge- making Yoga Day an everlasting life experience. Why not yoga every day? Why not change a bit of your life and others forever!

Yoga Beginner? So What!

In this yoga for beginners series-1 you will learn two most basic poses #PrayerPose and #Raised Hand Pose

When I am referring to the beginner, what does it mean? Everyone in this world is a beginner first, then a learner and an achiever. Also, no one is born with perfection.

So imagine your mom who cooks so perfectly for you were once afraid of holding knife and chopping onion for her omelets.  On the other hand, your dad, who looks very perfect behind the wheel, was once so afraid of balancing on the bicycle.

So I need not explain it further that in order to learn any skill, you require dedication, consistency, and interest – just three of these and rest is the history!

You are here looking to acquire skills on yoga but don’t know from where to start.  This “yoga for beginner series” will teach you certain postures that are essential for you to learn, so that you can feel comfortable in a group performance or practicing on your own at home.


2 steps 2 learn yoga on International Yoga Day. Yoga for Beginners Series-I

Take a deep breath and know that “yoga is just two steps away”.

Yes, just two steps- you hear it right!  See How–>

PS: Yoga Mats are known to be an essential part of modern yogis. Here you can find the complete guide:

10 Best Yoga Mats @2019| Take your Yoga Practice to Next Level

Watch Video With Some Beginner’s Yoga Poses




Your First Yoga Pose- The Prayer Pose


Yoga for beginners. #Prayer Pose



How to Do


  • Stand upright on your mat with your both feet closely aligned.
  • Inhale deeply; expand your chest while keeping your shoulders relaxed.
  • Raise your arms while inhaling.
  • Bring your palms together, in front of your chest as you do for “Namaste”, and exhale.
  • Stay in the pose for five breaths.

Your second Yoga Pose- The Raised Arm Pose


Yoga for beginners pose. #Raised Hand Pose



How to Do


From the previous Prayer Pose-

  • Lift your arms up while inhaling and bend backward slightly.
  • Your arms should lie close to your ears.
  • Stay in the pose for five breaths.

Download the above two poses here.

Wrapping Up- Yoga For Beginners Series-I

Thanks for reading till here! Did you feel effortlessness in this yoga for beginners session? I hope you did. In the next session, you will learn another easy and effortless transition from the Raised arm Pose to Hand to Foot Pose. See ya!

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  • International Yoga Day is a global celebration that highlights the profound impact of yoga on our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. It unites people across cultures, fostering mindfulness, unity, and a collective commitment to leading healthier, more balanced lives.

    • Thanks, for stopping by and leaving your wonderful thoughts 🙏

  • I shall be 70 years old in December, but I only discovered yoga 25 years ago. Now i want to continue but there are some poses I cannot do.

    • Hi Christine! It’s amazing that you discovered yoga 25 years back. I hope you never missed your yoga practices. Age is not a count. Always use supports under your joints and head. If you don’t have any serious illness related to blood pressure or any other chronic disease, you can continue fearlessly with yoga. My father is 75 plus and is capable of doing most of the yoga poses elegantly.

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