If you are looking to start yoga, here are a few pointers to get you started on the right path. Yoga is a great way to relieve stress and bring you peace.
- Talk to your doctor about the type of yoga poses you intend to practice. Show your doctor pictures of the poses to illustrate them. If your doctor has any concerns or issues with the poses, they might not be suitable for you. Make sure you follow your doctor’s recommendations.
- If you are new to yoga, start with a beginner’s class. The teacher can guide you through the basics, and teach you the fundamentals. If you are feeling confident with the basics, you can move on to the intermediate classes. You can always advance to more vigorous classes, as your body will be more flexible.
- Before you enroll in a class, make sure that you know the level of experience of the instructor and any limitations you have. Don’t allow anyone to push you ahead too quickly. Remember, this is supposed to be fun and relaxing.
- If you can not find a class that meets your needs, you can try yoga at home. There are many yoga programs available and online you can find some great reviews. Talk to others for suggestions.
- Yoga is a good way to start out. However, it is not the only way. It is important that you take the time to learn about the many types of yoga before you start, and that you do not do it in a hurry. Yoga is a great way to get in shape, but it is not the only way. You could take some private lessons and learn about the different types of yoga first, before starting to learn how to practice the style yourself.
- Find a friend who does yoga and join him/her. It will help reduce injuries and keep you enthusiastic about your practice.
- Eat lightly before practice. Wait at least two hours after meals before yoga class or practice. It’s better to eat a light meal or snack an hour or two before practice. If you’re really hungry wait for another hour or two after eating before yoga. You won’t be able to focus on the poses or enjoy yourself during the relaxation or meditation exercises.
Take a yoga break and enjoy the benefits of yoga