These 10 poses are staples in the meditative practice, and are easy enough for beginners. This quick 20-minute routine will stretch you head to toe. Namaste.
From Warrior 2, exhale as you bring first your left hand and then your right hand to themat on either side of your left foot. Press your palms firmly into the mat and inhale as you extend your chest forward. Exhale as you step your left foot back beside your right foot and transition into Downward Dog. (You can place yoga blocks beneath your hands again if necessary.) Take three deep breaths. Inhale deeply, then exhale and slowly walk your feet up toward the front of the mat utnil they're between your hands and your body is folded over in a Standing Forward Bend.