What are some examples of yoga warm-up poses?

Dawn Marcus
Following are examples of yoga warm-up poses:
  • Child's pose: This pose awakens the connection between your breath and your body. It is also a resting pose that you can use whenever you need it during your yoga practice.
  • Cat and cow: This pose gently stretches and awakens the spine.
  • Downward facing dog: This pose awakens the whole body. It lengthens your spine as you lift up through your tailbone, builds shoulder and arm strength, and provides calming.
  • Sun salutation A: This series of poses links breath and movement together, and starts to engage, strengthen, and stretch all areas of the body.
  • Sun salutation B: This series of poses will help you continue warming up your body with specific emphasis on stretching and strengthening the hips and legs.
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