The practice of yoga is simple and complex all at the same time. Yoga can be simply noticing and smoothing out one's pattern of breathing. It can also be the practice of one or more poses (asanas). When performed correctly and appropriately given any one individual's needs and readiness, yoga poses and physical practices provide great benefits with little risk. But done incorrectly, or before one is ready for any given pose or practice, the benefits may not be as meaningful, and the pose or practice could lead to injury. To maximize the benefits and minimize any risk, here are 5 yoga poses to perfect - setting up a strong and safe asana practice.