Welcome back to the BaseCamp Rugs and Blankets Blog If you're looking for a way to enhance your yoga practice, our premium yoga rugs are the perfect addition. Not only do they provide excellent grip and stability, but they also add an extra layer of comfort and support to your practice, allowing you to replace the hard floor with a soft and comfortable rug.

To get you started on your yoga journey, we've put together a list of 10 gentle yoga poses that work really well on a yoga rug. These poses are perfect for beginners or anyone looking for a gentle and calming practice.

  1. Child's Pose (Balasana) Start on your hands and knees, with your knees wider than hip-width apart. Bring your big toes to touch and lower your hips back towards your heels, reaching your arms forward. Rest your forehead on the rug and breathe deeply for a few breaths.

  2. Cat-Cow Pose (Marjaryasana-Bitilasana) From hands and knees, inhale and arch your spine, lifting your head and tailbone towards the ceiling (Cow Pose). On your exhale, round your spine, tucking your chin to your chest and bringing your tailbone towards your knees (Cat Pose). Repeat for a few rounds.

  3. Downward Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) From hands and knees, lift your hips up and back, straightening your arms and legs into an inverted V shape. Keep your hands shoulder-width apart and your feet hip-width apart, and press into your hands and feet to lengthen through your spine.

  4. Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) From standing, hinge forward at your hips and fold forward, reaching for your toes or ankles. Allow your head and neck to relax and your spine to lengthen as you breathe deeply on the rug.

  5. Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I) From standing on the rug, step one foot back and turn it out at a 45-degree angle. Square your hips forward and lift your arms overhead, reaching towards the ceiling. Keep your front knee bent and your back leg straight, pressing into the rug for stability.

  6. Warrior II (Virabhadrasana II) From Warrior I on the rug, open your hips and arms to the side, keeping your front knee bent and your back leg straight. Keep your gaze over your front hand and engage your core for stability.

  7. Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) From Warrior II on the rug, straighten your front leg and reach forward with your front hand, placing it on your shin or ankle. Reach your other arm towards the ceiling and gaze up towards your top hand.

  8. Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana) Sit with your legs straight on the rug, and fold forward from your hips, reaching towards your toes. Keep your spine long and your shoulders relaxed on the rug.

  9. Easy Pose (Sukhasana) Sit cross-legged on your yoga rug, with your hands resting on your knees or in your lap. Allow your spine to lengthen and your shoulders to relax, and focus on your breath.

  10. Corpse Pose (Savasana) Lie on your back on the rug with your arms and legs straight, and your palms facing up. Allow your body to relax completely on the rug, and focus on your breath and the sensations in your body.

We hope you enjoy these gentle yoga poses on your BaseCamp yoga rug! Remember to listen to your body and take breaks as needed, and always prioritize your safety and comfort during your practice.