10 Yoga Poses for Beginners

3. Tree Pose

If you’ve gotten to the point where you can master Mountain pose, tree pose is a natural segue for you to practice your balance. Starting in Mountain, lift your right foot off the ground and kickstand it against your left ankle (your left leg will be the one supporting your weight). Then, depending on your balance, place the sole of your foot against the inside of your shin or the inside of your thigh. Do not place your foot directly overtop of your knee joint – that could cause several potential injuries. Once you’re stable, lift your hands to your heart or overhead. On the exhale, bring your foot back down to the mat. Repeat on the other leg.

Woman doing tree pose