10 Yoga Poses for Beginners

4. Warrior(s)

What a powerful name for a pose, but it’s appropriate. Nothing makes me feel more stoic and “zen” than doing variations of the Warrior pose. What’s also great about this pose is that it has a handful of subtle variations that you can try. Warrior 1 is a standard lunge position with the back foot slightly angled, your hips facing forward, and your hands together overhead. With Warrior 2, you shift your hips and torso to be facing the side. Warrior 3 takes you a balance pose on one foot. From your Warrior 1 position, slowly shift your weight forward so you are balancing on one foot. The goal is to have your torso and leg be parallel to the ground but start at whatever angle works for your body.

Man doing Warrior pose on beach