Yoga Guide For Complete Beginners


For beginners who are just started to learn yoga, what really matters are perseverance and patience. It is the person’s attitude towards learning a new thing and the determination to see it through the end. Everything else will just come easy.
For yoga, there is no need to get anything new to practice yoga. Just some loose fitting clothes, a yoga mat, and a practice place that is quiet is enough to start with. It is also important to have a balanced diet (sattwik) which can helps in yoga practice.
Yoga is best practice on an empty stomach or about one or two hours after a full meal. It is important to empty your bowel, clean your nostril and throat and drink a glass of warm water 15 minutes before your start. However, to avoid getting hungry during practice, it is possible to consume something light such as fruit, or energy bar one hour before yoga.
Yoga is an exercise that does not require sports equipment. It can be practiced virtually anywhere by people of all ages. It is advisable to practice in a quiet, clean and well ventilated place. A mat, blanket, or towel could be used to provide support or give comfort when doing lying or sitting position. Loose or stretch clothing are important to give freedom to body and not restrict its movement. Choose from shorts, sweat clothes or leotard.
Similar to regular exercise, start with easy poses to familiarize your body for much difficult exercises later. Do not strain yourself. If there is any pain or fatigue, give yourself a break. Try relaxing in between difficult exercises to give your body a rest. Yoga sessions can be done first thing in the morning to rejuvenate the mind and body. It is best done daily. Even as little as 15 minutes of practice and 15 minutes of breathing can contribute benefits.
Yoga session can be break down to warm up exercises, standing poses, sitting poses, twists, supine and prone poses, inverted and balance poses, backbends and finishing poses. More information can be obtained online or by joining a yoga studio. However it is important to keep in mind that the most important thing is the desire to expand self awareness and the attitude of persevering.

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