There is one (Tadasana or Mountain Pose) that is simply standing with your whole body very carefully in alignment. And there are others that almost anyone could do as long as they can move.
If a pose causes a person ... discomfort, they ... should ... do only what is comfortable, even if that is only 1".
I was hoping for your ideas. Long/slow poses/movements is the main problem for me, aside from the extreme.
But I just tried a youtube Tadasana and managed for a whole minute before my arms started hurting and my hands tingling and burning. What helped was the small movements of knees, abdomen and breath.
I know when I first tried long Yin Yoga stretches it killed me, but 20-30'' is often OK. And only a few.
And I do actually feel a benefit if I keep it down to that.
I also do regularly use "back yoga" routines (lower, middle, upper), just it doesn't feel like real yoga much to do it that short. But from what you're saying it can
Are back yoga exercises quite a lot of movement "real" yoga, as long as done with the breath?
Also does the attempt count even if a posture I try doesn't look at all like what I'm trying to attain?
And is a plank real yoga even if - as I think - it hasn't go an asana name?
Cat/Marjaryasana and cow/Bitilasana is easy, esp. combined. Cobra I can't, but sphinx/Niravalasana.
Succeeding more and more to sit "cross-legged"/Sukhasana was one thing that resolved my groin pain.
And for those who fear the the yoga mindset is a problem for them of some kind:
If I go into these positions for a minute because it feels great for my body, whether I'm mindful of the pose or my breath or not, could a real yogi tolerate that being called an asana, or not? I'd think no.
And can you as a real yoga teacher see it as an asana?