5 Tips For Beginners In Yoga
If you are thinking about trying yoga or have just begun, there are a few simple things to keep in mind during your first few classes.
1. KEEP YOUR BREATHING CALM
As you do different exercises, you may notice that you are holding your breath or grunting. This isn't inherently bad or dangerous, but it illuminates tension and weakness in the body. Try to do each exercise and movement with the breath as smooth and calm as possible. Some practices will be easier than others!
2. IT'S A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT
It is easy to try to do everything perfectly in the first couple classes. But the practice of yoga unfolds over the course of years. Too often, new students work really hard for one or two weeks before burning out and disappearing, never to return. It is better to be calm and gentle in your practice. Let it develop slowly and you will make far more progress.
3. KEEP AN OPEN MIND
You may be asked to do things that you've never done before: unusual breathing patterns or body positions. (Luckily, as yoga has become popular more and more people are familiar with the basic practices.) Trying something new always feels awkward, but give it a chance.
4. DON'T DO ANYTHING THAT HURTS
At the beginning your body will be stiff, and some of the exercises may be painful. Err on the side of gentleness, especially if you're unsure. The teacher may instruct that the exercise is uncomfortable and that may help you relax. But if you have pain it is best to back off. You will make more progress if you can keep your body and mind relaxed. Over time your strength and flexibility will improve along with your understanding. There is no need to force it at the beginning.
5. ASK THE TEACHER
As you go through the class and the teacher asks you to do things you've never done before, there will probably be a lot of questions that pop into your mind. Am I doing this right? My such-and-such hurts, should that be happening? I don't feel anything...? When you are unsure of what you're doing or why, don't be afraid to ask the teacher after class. The teacher is there to help you learn and progress, so they will be happy to help.
4/12/2019 02:54:01 am
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10/16/2020 08:39:09 am
Thanks for helping me understand that doing yoga is all about learning how to be calm and gentle during the process. My sister is trying to do this exercise but she seems too impatient to do it. Maybe I can let her read your article to pick up a few points before I give her a lotus-printed folding yoga mat as a gift.
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3/31/2022 05:17:26 am
Yoga is the crucial part for our wellbeing. Nice post.
4/15/2022 05:07:03 am
Here and now is where yoga begins. Great to start early to gain the maximum benefits.
4/18/2022 06:56:16 am
It’s a great read. It took me down to memory lane When I read your article about the benefits of yoga. I am also a yoga practitioner and Yoga enthusiast. Great to see your blog.
5/24/2022 12:00:11 pm
It's great that you mention that it's not a sprint and takes time. Since my friend is home taking care of her kids most of the time, she wants to find some exercise she can do on her own. Maybe she can find an online yoga course to do in her spare time to help her health.
It's interesting to know that one could avoid a certain movement in yoga when it starts to hurt the body. I will keep that in mind now that my husband is looking for online yoga courses for athletes this month. I plan to join with him even if I am not an athlete just to get my body moving to prevent issues when I get older now that I am already in my 30s.
11/8/2022 03:58:12 am
Nice explanation, Very helpful for a beginner. Thanks for sharing
11/25/2022 12:56:53 am
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