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When it comes to yoga, there are more poses than you’ll likely ever get through. So how do you know where to start? You’ll want to learn the foundational poses that are typically part of a regular routine. Once you master those, you can move to more challenging poses.

Here are 2 you should learn to master:

The Tree Pose
Tree pose improves your balance as well as, can help to stretch and strengthen the ligaments and tendons in your feet.

Step 1: Begin by standing with your feet together, inner ankles and knees touching.
Step 2: Bring your hands together at the center of your chest. Exhale deeply, focusing on the pose.
Step 3: Shift your weight onto your right foot, then bend your left knee and move it upwards. Keep your spine stretched, reach down and clasp your left ankle. Place the sole of your left foot on your inner right thigh.
Step 4: Stand tall, keeping your focus on the wall in front of you in a straight line.
Step 5: Press your left foot into your inner right thigh while pressing your right thigh into your foot to strength your core and improve your balance.
Step 6: If you feel balanced, raise your arms above your head with your palms together. Breathe and hold for 5-8 breaths.
Step 7: Release, slowing exhaling while bring your arms down. Release your legs.
Step 8: Repeat on the other side.

And also,

The Cobra Pose
This pose will open your chest and strengthen your core while giving you an instant energy boost.

Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Start by lying on your stomach, chin rested on the floor and your palms flat, tucked under your shoulders. Keep your legs together.
Step 2: Pull up your knees, squeezing your thighs and pressing your pubic bone down into the floor.
Step 3: Without using your arms for support, inhale and lift your chest and head from the floor. Make sure to keep your neck in line with your spine.
Step 4: Keeping your elbows close to your sides, press down into the palms of your hands using only your arms to lift you. Drop your shoulders down and back while pressing your chest forward.
Step 5: Breathe and hole for 3-5 breaths.
Step 6: Release, exhaling and lowering your chest and head to the floor slowly and evenly.

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