Another common yoga pose is the "Downwards Facing Dog", which involves supporting yourself with your arms.
Many yoga exercises require you to move very slowly in and out of poses, which also increases body strength.
The main benefits of practising yoga are, increased body strength and toning, prevention of aches and pains, especially back related, increased awareness, stress reduction and mental well-being.
Yoga also involves practising deep breathing exercises called "Pranayama". This can bring about a calming of the central nervous system, which has physical benefits, and also benefits the thought process. Basically, Pranayama is a way of preparing for meditation.
In this series of videos you can start to learn the basics of Yoga then move up to an intermediate level and finally an advanced level. Yoga offers a positive way to live a stress-free life and keep in touch with your body and mind.
It's side effects are a lean and slender body toned to perfection.