Step-by-step yoga positions with pictures and descriptions - the perfect start to your day
Stand with your feet parallel and slightly apart. Lift your arms over your head, palms facing each other and breathe in.
As you breathe out, fold forward from your hips, not your waist. Place your hands by your feet, fingers pointing backwards.
Stand with your feet 3-4 feet apart. Raise your arms to shoulder width height, palms down.
Turn your left leg out so your foot is 90 degrees from your body. Put your left hand on your left shin or ankle, raise your right arm and look up at your hand.
Repeat on the other side.
Stand with your feet about 4 1/2 feet apart. Turn your left leg out by 90 degrees and turn the toes of your right foot in. Turn your hips to face your left leg and lift your arms over your head.
Drop your tailbone towards the floor and press your back heel and foot in to the floor. Bring your palms together and lunge so your left knee is over your left foot. Look up and hold.
Repeat on the other side.
Get down on all fours, hands shoulder-width apart. Lift your hips high, don’t let your lower back curve and stretch your heels down to the floor – take at least five breaths.
Kneel on all fours, bring your left knee forward and lay your left foot on the floor across. Slide your other leg back until your shin is flat on the floor. Fold your body down onto the floor.
Push yourself up with your hands taking a long breath in. Keep your shoulders relaxed and straighten your arms as much as possible.
Kneel with your knees hip-width apart. Stretch your arms over your head. On an out-breath drop your right hand to your right ankle.
Drop your left hand to your left ankle. Gently drop your head back.
Sit on the floor and stretch out your legs, toes facing up. Put your arms in the air.
Gently, fold forward from your hips, sliding your hands down your legs to your feet. Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed and stay here for a few breaths.
Sit with your legs as wide apart as is comfortable keeping your spine straight. Toes and kneecaps should be pointing up. Lift your arms out-stretched to shoulder height.
Breathing out, fold your body to the left, chest facing forward. Put your left hand on your left foot, arm bent, elbow on the floor.
Reach up over your head with your right arm and look up. Repeat on the other side.
Sit with your legs out in front of you. Bend your left leg under your right and put your left ankle beside your right hip. Bend your right leg over your left so your knees are on top of each other.
Raise your left arm over your head and your right arm around your back. Clasp your hands together. Make sure your back isn’t arched.
Repeat with legs and arms the other way round.
Sit with your legs out in front of you. Bend your left leg under your right and put your left ankle beside your right hip. Bend your right leg over your left and put the sole of your foot flat on the floor.
Rotate your body to the right and place your left elbow on your right knee, hand pointing upwards.
Place your right hand on the floor (just for balance). Try to increase the twist gently on each breath.
Lie on your back, palms on the floor and bring your knees to your chest.
Push your legs up in the air and support yourself with your hands on your hips, elbows on the floor.
Push your legs up as straight as you can adjusting your hands on your back to maintain balance.
Lie on your back and draw your knees towards your chest. Breathe in and out squeezing your legs gently towards you on your out-breaths.
Lie on your back with your feet slightly apart. Move your arms a little away from your body. Relax your entire body and try to imagine you’re sinking into the ground. Slow your breathing down and stay in this pose for 10 minutes.