What are the Basic Yoga Movements?
What are the Basic Yoga Movements?

While yoga is a process with very deep meanings, it would not be wrong to briefly define yoga as a journey that calms the mind and improves physical and mental health.

While processing these processes of yoga, it is of great importance to know their postures. Because while doing yoga, many benefits can be obtained such as maintaining continuous breathing, exhibiting a better posture, having strengthened knees and joints, increased flexibility and also the ability to cope with stress and anxiety. For this reason, it is necessary to briefly dwell on yoga poses.

Yoga Poses
Mountain Pose

In this standing position, the tension in your shoulders should be relieved. For this reason, you need to distribute your weight evenly on the soles of your feet, leave your arms free to both sides and display a lively stance. In this pose, take a deep breath and exhale.

 Downward-Facing Dog Pose

In this stance, which is started on all fours, you need to connect your toes and raise your hips so that your butt points to the ceiling. In order to lengthen your neck, you need to free your head. To reduce the pressure on your wrists, press the knuckles of your index finger and thumb to the ground and complete the pose by taking at least three deep breaths in this position.


Standing in front of your mat, step your right foot back about one leg, start bending your left knee, and keep your ankle and knee in line. Your hips should stay parallel to the long side of your mat. Extend your arms from both sides and look forward from your left index finger, hold this pose for a few breaths while breathing out, and then switch to the other stance.

Tree Pose

In this stance standing, feet side by side, arms straight on both sides, your left foot should be stationary on the ground and your knee should be bent slowly. Afterwards, you need to lift your right foot off the ground, lean forward slightly, hold your right ankle and place it on the inside of the left leg. The bent right knee should be opened to the side to show the right side. Put your hands together in front of your heart and try to stay in the pose by fixing your gaze on one point. Then prepare to do the pose on the other side.

Bridge Pose

Exhale and lie on your back and, if necessary, place a blanket under your shoulders to protect your neck. Bend your knees and bring your feet as close to your hips as possible, taking care to stay on the ground. Inhale and position your hips and inner feet parallel to each other by pushing the groin towards your stomach and raising the hips. Stay in this pose for 30 seconds to 1 minute by extending your arms out to the sides to help you rest on your shoulders, and then lower your hips to the floor as you exhale.

Pigeon Pose

Lie facedown on the mat and bring one leg forward as if cross-legged and bring your kneecap close to the chest area. Meanwhile, get on the mat with your arms and head and do the pose for 10 breaths for both legs.