Yoga Basics is a form of gentle yoga that is far less strenuous than other forms. It is less intense, so it can be very useful for people who are not capable of fulfilling the demands of other practices, such as seniors, women who are pregnant, practitioners who are recovering from injury, those who are in very poor physical condition, or even those who are simply looking for a more relaxed workout. This practice can also be beneficial to those who already are quite fit but who lack the overall flexibility to be able to do some of the more intense yoga poses.
Yoga Basics works without putting any unnecessary strain on the practitioner by using modifications of standard hatha yoga poses. Sometimes, this simply means that the yogi does not go as deep into a specific posture as he or she otherwise would. In addition to reducing the intensity of a yoga practice by simplifying some of the poses, this practice also maintains a much more relaxed pace than many other styles. It rarely makes use of Vinyasa techniques that synchronize motions with the body’s breath, because they tend to lead to a sustained physical workout. Also, the practice tends to allow its practitioners to take more time between poses in order to allow the body to recover.