Yoga is a way for you to battle deep emotional pain and to connect with your true self. However it is also an incredible way to tone your body and get in shape. Which probably explains why so many people are quickly on their way to master this art form. Just check out these 28 photos we compiled that’ll turn you into a yoga fanatic quicker then you say, “what time is it?”
Cobra form on the beach
Perhaps you were wondering what the easiest yoga pose was to perfect? Well you’re looking at it, folks. The cobra form consists of laying flat on the ground with the front of your body propped up, as you can see in the picture below. Just be sure to slowly push up with the palm of your hands while maintaining your breathing pattern, exhaling when required.
That can’t be comfortable
This pose looks like something my mother’s cat does quite often. A weird pretzel like twist that if a cat can do then surely so can other beginners! But let’s wait and see what the instructor says before we get in over our heads.
Mastering yoga is not something that can be rushed. It takes time and dedication. Therefore we can easily tell that the woman pictured here has been perfecting her form for many years.
Downward facing dog — the classic
Downward facing dog is a yoga pose almost everyone has heard of. Maybe that has something to do with the fact that it’s a classic and almost anyone can achieve the pose. The benefit of doing a downward facing dog is because it stretches out your back and helps to warm you up for what’s to come.
Those aren’t basketball shorts
It’s always recommended to combine different kinds of work outs to get your body sculpted to perfection. If you’re feeling in a yoga rut, try an intense cardio exercise. Basketball is a great way to showcase your new flexibility and even work your core muscles. I’m not sure about the outfit but hey, to each their own.
The right socks for the job
I am a huge lover of socks. All socks in fact, fuzzy, stripey, polka dots, tall, short, and I could literally continue talking about socks all day but that’s beside the point. Throw on some leg warmers or super tall socks, head on outside, and perfect your yoga technique.
We believe in peace
Get a jump start on your yoga early in the morning and if you can, bring a friend along. Did we also mention that yoga pants are very comfortable? It makes the whole experience much more bearable.
Invisible parachutes or backward spiders?
This pose is just very confusing. I mean is she supposed to look a spider upside down? Either way, it looks slightly uncomfortable although she looks like she’s doing just fine.
By land, by air, by sea
This woman is the definition of a yoga master, she is literally posing on a surfboard. Now that’s pretty bad a** if you ask me. You can clearly see just how toned and balanced her body is due to her yoga routine.
Complement your yoga routine
Add some basic weight training once you’ve conquered some yoga forms and really get more bang for your buck. By adding weight training, you will gain more fitness benefits in a quicker amount of time. Also, have you ever seen a squat look so composed and natural? Point proven I believe.
What beautiful hands
Expand your horizons and even do some yoga early in the morning in the park. It’s a great way to get some fresh air and connect with nature. Moreover, what better way to start your morning?
V is for victory?
Celebrate your yoga success by dishing out this this victory formation pose. Maybe not when your dog wants a cuddle or you’ll lose your concentration. It’s definitely on a list of yoga poses to achieve.
Finding the perfect position
There are so many positions to try in yoga, so much to learn and perfect. I mean it has been around over 5,000 and it isn’t going anywhere any time soon.
Flipping tires, for reasons
A lot of fitness fanatics are combining the healing techniques of yoga with the new ‘Cross Fit’ high intensity workout. The combination of the two helps to increase your strength and improves your form all at the same time. Yes, ‘Cross Fit’ does incorporate flipping tires. Can you think of a more fun way to get that energy boost? Didn’t think so.
Don’t sweat the technique
When you see a yoga pro in action, it’s a pretty wild experience. And you definitely want to get to the same level of grace and skill as soon as you can. Just take a look at this woman who has mastered one of the most advanced yoga techniques and she does it with class, strength and control.
Stretching the hips
You’ve heard it a million times, always stretch before you work out and that does include yoga. Mix it up and get an exercise to really get the most out of your stretches. The sunglasses are up to you though!
Look deeply into your…abdomen
Here’s what we do know when you are doing this pose, make sure you breath in deep and slowly roll your hips forward and extend your feet as you slowly exhale into the stretch. I’m not sure I understand the benefit of looking into my abdomen but I am sure there is a perfectly good explanation.