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My Recommended Beginner

My Recommended Yoga Routine for Beginners

Some of you might be planning to pay more attention to your health and fitness from the new year. To that end Yoga can be a very nice tool to keep you fit. There are a lots of books and DVDs available in the market today, each propagating their own styles. Beginners are often confused as to which all yoga postures to pick to start with. If you are looking for a simple yet effective set of beginner level yoga postures and pranayama here are my recommendations for a 30 minute routine...

Yoga postures 

  • Ardha Uttanapadasana (30 sec. each leg X 2 rounds)
  • Ardha Pawanamuktasana (30 sec. each leg X 2 rounds)
  • Bhujangasana (30 seconds X 3 rounds)
  • Ardha Shalabhasana (30 seconds each leg X 2 rounds)
  • Dhanurasana (30 seconds X 3 rounds)
  • Ardha Vakrasana (1 min. each side)
  • Paschimottanasana (30 seconds X 2 rounds)
  • Vajrasana (2 min.)
  • Parvatasana (1 min. X 2 rounds)
  • Tadasan (1 min. X 2 rounds)


  • Mild Bhastrika (2 min.)
  • Ujjayi (2 min.)
  • Kapalabhati (2 min.)


  • Shavasana with Ajapa (3 min.)


  • Begin your practice with mild warm-up exercises such as Sun Salutations, shoulder rotation, neck rotation etc. This will make your body fit for stretching techniques that follow.
  • The duration and rounds given are merely for the sake of giving you some idea. Adjust them as per your time availability and needs.
  • Consult some good book or DVD on classical yoga to get the detailed explanation of these techniques. I don't have any specific recommendation for a book or DVD.
  • Always listen to your body. If you feel any discomfort or pain stop immediately.
  • If you are suffering from some ailments seek personal consultation from some yoga teacher or doctor.
  • Ensure that you don't hold your breath while performing any of the techniques mentioned above.
  • It is very important that you be regular in your practice to get good benefits.


Bipin Joshi is a software consultant, an author and a yoga mentor with more than 22 years of experience in classical yoga system of India. He is an internationally published author and has authored or co-authored more than ten technology books for Apress and WROX press. He has been awarded as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. He has also written a few Marathi books including Devachya Davya Hati and Natha Sankentincha Danshu. Having embraced yoga way of life he also teaches Kriya and Meditation to selected individuals.

बिपीन जोशी लिखित देवाच्या डाव्या हाती आणि नाथ संकेतींचा दंशु या पुस्तकांची आपली प्रत आजच विकत घ्या. त्यांच्या अजपा योग मार्गदर्शनाविषयी अधिक माहिती येथे उपलब्ध आहे.

Posted On : 31 Dec 2013

Tags : Yoga Hatha Yoga Asanas