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7 Tips for Yoga Success

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7 Important Tips for Yoga Success

Yoga has been proven to relieve stress through exercises that unify mind, body, and spirit. If you’re new to yoga, these seven tips will start you on the road to a more centered life.

  1. Talk to your doctor and explain what kind of yoga you intend to practice. Show pictures of poses for illustration to your doctor. Your doctor may rule out specific poses if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, retinal detachment history, or heart disease. Make sure you follow the recommendations of your doctor.
  2. Find a class of yoga that best fits your abilities. Talk to prospective teachers and decide if you can handle a program before you sign up. Taking it one step at a time is very important. Try a few beginner classes before you try more vigorous classes. Don’t move forward too quickly. Allow your body to adapt to your exercises.
  3. Listen to your body and be aware of your physical abilities. You don’t want to hurt or strain yourself. Make sure that the yoga instructor understands your level of experience and any limitations you may have. Don’t allow anyone to push you forward too quickly. Remember, this should be fun and relaxing.
  4. If you can not find a class that meets your needs, you can always practice yoga at home. There are many books and YouTube videos available to help you get started. Search on the Internet for the best products and read reviews (see below for more recommendations).
  5. Why don’t you try private lessons? You can book one-on – one sessions with a teacher in your area. Most yoga instructors offer private classes or can help you to design your own program. It’s a good way to get started. After you have had private lessons and learned the basics, you can always take group lessons or practice at home.
  6. Find a yoga buddy. It’s nice to practice with someone and it will help reduce injuries. It’s also a great way to keep up your enthusiasm and interest.
  7. Eat lightly before practising. Wait before yoga class or practice at least two hours after meals. It is best to have an empty stomach but don’t let yourself get too hungry to think. You won’t be able to focus on poses or enjoy yourself during the exercises of relaxation or meditation.

Now it’s time to grab your mat and a towel and get the most out of your yoga exercises.

Online Yoga Classes

For beginners try these online YouTube Instructors –
“Yoga with Adriene” is one of the most watched Yoga YouTube channels in the World. Very gentle and authoritative videos that will provide you with basic experience of Yoga poses (asanas) and routines.
https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene/videos

Highly Recommended. This is a “6 Day Workout with Rashmi” is a series of six videos in which Rashmi demonstrates 20 minute daily workouts which you can follow step by step along with the video. It is a combination of stretching, yoga flow and exercises that help you building both inner and outer strength.
https://youtu.be/X5UAylol814

Photo by Erik Brolin on Unsplash

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