These are all yoga postures. I have been doing Yoga for 40 years...one of the most important things about Yoga is the breath, and breathing into the postures. This makes a tremendous difference. (Inhale, exhale..consciously..inhale on the up moves exhale on the down, or inhale as you close in, exhale as you move out)
I would recommend a Yoga Class with a GOOD yoga instructor. Or, a very good Yoga tape..that you watch the first time through before even trying the postures. Then trying it gently at first. Even with Yoga, you can injure yourself, if you do something in an extreme way..or something that pushes you too much..or especially, if you have an injury..proceed with caution.
However, Yoga is one of the most healing things you can ever do for your body. And, if done consistently, using an entire progression of postures..it can really tone the body.
- 4/10/2011 10:19:16 AM