Yoga for Beginners (15 Minutes)

September 3, 2014    BY Mia Park

If you're a beginning hatha yogi, start with the basics: breath awareness and pelvic floor engagement. This practice begins in a comfortable seated posture, using props as necessary. Notice the breath at the nostrils as you engage the pelvic floor, or root, and lengthen through the spine. Next, establish diaphragmatic breathing as you lie flat on the floor, focusing on the abdomen. Learn to combine the breath with movement, and when to engage the root, in various postures perfectly suited for beginning students. Conclude the practice by relaxing in shavasana to digest the work you've done today!

Props: 2 yoga blocks, blankets, cushions, pillows, chair (optional).

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Mia Park
Mia Park teaches yoga to facilitate self integration and personal transformation. She draws from Vedic, Yogic and Tantric techniques that use the breath, body, energy and meditation
to cultivate focus, awareness and purpose. Based in Chicago, she teaches
weekly tantra hatha yoga and yoga nidra classes and leads a
variety of workshops. Initiated in the Sri Vidya lineage, Mia is a
certified ParaYoga and Rest and Renew teacher, 500E-RYT and is an
actress, drummer, and producer. She manifests it... Read more>>

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