Keep hips on floor. Open stretch. Lift your hands and arms up toward the ceiling. It has subtle yet important differences from the High Lunge Warrior II poses we practiced earlier . Exhale, release the arms back down, keeping your body soft and your legs strong. Try these 7 standing beginner yoga poses to build strength and increase flexibility: These 7 poses are strengthening, energizing, and also help to increase your flexibility. This standing beginner yoga pose also helps to release the iliopsoas and abdominals while stretching the hip flexors. Hang your arms close to your sides. Take free classes and tutorials on her YouTube channel, ChriskaYoga. One free online yoga class each week right in your inbox. How to practice Warrior 2 Pose: Extended Side Angle Pose, or Utthita Parsvakonasana, stretches through your shoulders and upper back. Bend your elbows and wrap your forearms around each other so your palms are facing each other, with your fingers pointing toward the ceiling. Next is a simple twist of the spine to stretch it and warm it up. Lean to the right to stretch your left side. Most of the series are linear. Hastauttanasana or raised arms pose Stand up straight at the corner of your mat with your feet parallel to each other. Weight Shifting:Gentle Yoga Pose Warm Ups. It is a set of yoga exercises for strengthening and improving the back and spinal cord region. Since it is a very simple exercise, it is also very safe to do, and in addition, it helps to stretch the entire body nicely, thus preparing it for the tougher yoga that is to come. Image courtesy: Shutterstock. and Make this prop a part of your yoga warm-up routine. The Spinal Warmup Kundalini Yoga exercises is explained in chapter 1. Seated exercises allow you to target the lower body while seated. Warm up exercises increase body temperature, help reduce stiffness and improve circulation. 10 Poses to Help You Warm Up for Yoga Pelvic Tilts. How To practice Mountain Pose: _ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000;_rand=parseInt(Math.random()* (5 - 1) + 1);_ad="