Yoga poses

Yoga poses have many different benefits. It can seem daunting to dive into, therefore we have created this text to guide you through some of the most popular yoga poses and their benefits. If you are new to yoga, a great way to begin your practice is to try a Helloyoga session with one of our world class teachers, who all carry a great knowledge of yoga poses and their benefits.  Bear in mind, that each yoga pose of course has many more additional benefits than is mentioned below.


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The Plank Pose

The plank pose is well known by many yoga enthusiasts since its fairly easy to execute and has numerous benefits.

  • Strengthens core
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves balance


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The Downward Facing Dog Pose (a Yoga Favourite)

The downward facing dog is probably the most well known yogapose of all yoga poses and has a vast number of benefits.

  • Improves posture
  • Reduces back pain
  • Increases Strength



The Tree Pose

The tree pose is another one of the extremely popular yoga poses. It’s name derives from the similarity the yoga pose has to a, yes you guessed it, a tree.

  • Energy booster
  • Builds up leg strength
  • Reduces anxiety


The expert yoga poses

So you’ve probably already heard of the first three yoga poses, but what other more advanced yoga poses are popular amongst yogis?


The Forearm Stand

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Out of all the yoga poses the forearm stand is definitely one of the hardest to master. However once you have mastered it, it is also one of the most beneficial yoga poses. The benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Strengthens arms, shoulders, neck and back
  • Improves concentration
  • Calming the mind


Eight-angle Pose

Most students find the arm balances difficult and demanding. Strength, flexibility, concentration, balance, perseverance all are essential for performing these types of yoga poses. If you do however master it here are a couple of the benefits:

  • Tones your core
  • Improves balance and focus
  • Strengthens upper body and wrists




Start your practice with HelloYoga

As mentioned in the beginning, if you are new to yoga, a great way to begin your practice is to book a HelloYoga session. We offer 1-to-1 yoga sessions with the best yoga teachers from around the world.

You set the scene! A HelloYoga session is always tailored to your needs. If you wish to focus on specific body areas or poses, simply inform the teacher at the beginning of the session. And since it is only you and the teacher that are in the session, you will receive personal guidance and feedback throughout the session.

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If you want to learn more about the general benefits of yoga visit this page.