So, you finally decided to do something for yourself; your mind, and your health? You’ve heard about yoga and its positive effects on body and mind, but you do not know much about it? In this blog post, you will find basic information you need to know before you start practicing yoga.
What is yoga?
Yoga is a simple technique that you will combine with yourself using breath, body, and mind. It is easy to overcome it and does not make any effort. Originally from India, yoga as a spiritual skill has a tradition of over 5,000 years and is far more than just another exercise method – it is a way of life, a whole worldview that helps in the easy mastering of everyday efforts and a better understanding of the meaning of life. Today, yoga programm is adapted to the urban and stressful way of life.
Yoga for beginners
Beginners to yoga usually identify yoga with the difficult positions of bodies in which it is like rubber. But the real meaning of yoga is not to touch your toes or to pull out 98 degrees in the northeast direction. You do not have to be flexible or supple to practice yoga. These are urban myths and forget about them before you start practicing yoga, just relax and step into a world that will bring you joy and relaxation.
Your life will gain a new dimension
It is best to start with yoga with the help of a yoga teacher who will show you how to properly master every single technique. The teacher will help you with the positions and avoid injuries. New techniques have emerged but you should be open to new knowledge that will contribute to the spread of your awareness.
Look for expert advice
If you have any health problems, tell your teacher before starting the exercise. They will keep an eye on you and help you modify the positions to avoid complications or injuries.
Wear comfortable clothes
When practicing yoga, dress comfortably. Avoid straps and jewellery, as it may interfere with your practice.
Although yoga is best performed in the morning, you can exercise at any time of the day. It is more important to practice regularly. If the morning exercise does not fit into your schedule, practice it later, but do not give up.
Do not practice after a meal
Yoga is best to practice on an empty stomach or at least 2-3 hours after a meal. It is also recommended that during the day you drink at least 3-4 litres of water to stay as hydrated as possible during class.
Each yoga pose is unique, just like you are
When you are in position, be happy with it, and do not compare with anyone. Each body is different, and each person is on a different level. Just as with any other exercise type, the body takes a little time to get used to the positions. Be patient.
You will enjoy the yoga experience only by practising regularly. Take time and be patient. With time, you will become more flexible, healthier, more efficient and more dedicated. You will be one of those happy people who practice yoga!