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

On International Yoga Day # Yoga For Beginner Series-1

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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 body and mind.

World Yoga Day or International Day of Yoga will be celebrated throughout the world for the fourth consecutive time on 21st June 2018, on Thursday.


And we all know one thing for sure that yoga is something which is not practised on the Yoga Day only. Like we play with colours on Holi or firecrackers on Diwali or cook sewain on Eid and Santa showers us with amazing gifts only on Christmas!

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, You may find the individual yoga pose quite difficult to follow. But once going through this amazing yoga for beginner series, in which you will learn only 2 poses at a time, yoga will prove to be quite handy.

2 Steps 2 Learn yoga for beginners is an effort to simply yoga practice for you. In the first series you will learn two very basic but important yoga poses- Prayer Pose and Mountain Pose.

The Challenge!

Here comes the challenge of making the 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?


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 omelettes.  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 came here because you are looking to acquire skills on yoga but you don’t know from where to start. In case you are totally unfamiliar with yoga, 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 practising on your own at home.


2 steps 2 learn yoga

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


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


Your First Yoga Pose- The Prayer Pose


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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


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How to Do


From the previous Prayer Pose-

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


Did you feel effortlessness in this yoga for beginner 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!

Next Read 


Yoga For Beginners Series – 2

Yoga For Beginners Series -3

Yoga For Beginners Series-4; The Plank Pose And The Diamond Pose

2 thoughts on “Yoga For Beginners: 2 Steps 2 Shine On The International Yoga Day”

    1. 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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