Yoga is an age old traditional, physical and mental education system which has gained rapid popularity amongst today’s youth.
If you have been successful in finding a beginner series offered once a week, yoga introduces you to the principles and fundamentals of alignment as well as the basics of how and where the mats have to be placed and the use of props.
You will feel more comfortable if everyone is new and in the same boat. Each class teaches new things that you can practice through the week and get back on the next class to clear your doubts and learn yet another set of new things. By the end of the series, you will be confidant to build on and learn advanced asana and kriyas according to your interest.
Here are a few tips for beginners…
Everybody can do yoga
No matter how tall or short, how heavy or light you weigh or how flexible or inflexible you are, you can practice yoga.
Feel it to heal it
No pain, no gain. You may feel a few muscles sore or a slight pull of a few muscles or feel emotional, bear with it. The art of yoga is designed to drive away things that you don’t need and make space for things that nurture you.
All beginnings are challenging. As you get used to the asanas, it becomes easier and effortless. So be patient.
Let your breath be your guide
Breathe right, steady, and comfortable. Keep a count of your breaths as you practice.
Every day is different
Today you may be able to touch your toes or do your nadi shuddhi at ease but tomorrow may not be the same. You may not be able to do the same asanas or kriyas easily. Don’t get discouraged, just show up at the class. Yoga is all about practice.
In a Nutshell
You don't need any equipment to perform yoga. You just need plain ground, and even your hotel bed would do. You can even perform yoga asanas while you're on the flight or at the airport.