Yoga for Beginners - If you’re new to yoga, start with these 10 basic asanas. Yoga is extremely beneficial for your mental and physical wellbeing.
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Yoga For Beginners
Yoga for Beginners-How to Practice it at Home
1. Plan Ahead and Practice Often
Most experts recommend regular yoga practice every day or every other at least.Regular workouts, even for 10-15 minutes daily, are much better solution than longer workouts (60+ min) once a week.You'll have much better results and it will be easier in the beginning.If you can, practice yoga in the morning. That's the time of the day when you have the most energy.
2. Start Slow and Be Careful
Before you start with any yoga routine you need to recognize your body's capabilities.Don't do anything by force and be careful. Progress is slow initially but over time you'll be able to do more.Slowly get in every position at first, and if you feel too much pain when you hold a specific pose, focus on breathing. It will help you release the tension.You'll learn how to do this easily after a few workouts.Always do a warm-up before each Yoga For Beginners practice using poses such as mountain pose, sun salutation, and down dog. These postures are ideal because you'll be able to stretch entire body.After warmup, you can start with your preferred routine.
3. Find a Routine
Routine or style that you choose should be matched to your goals and abilities.
Do you need yoga for weight loss, meditation or only as a gentle stretching? Figure out what it is and pick a routine.
Find few that you like and start practicing as soon as possible.
4. Create Your Peace
If you want to practice yoga indoors you'll need a free space without furniture or any sharp objects nearby. Make sure you have enough space to move freely in all directions.Ideally, the room should have a normal temperature and a good ventilation.Before each practice, turn off all devices that could cause distractions (TV, radio, phone etc.) and clear space from domestic intruders (pets and kids xD).The less stuff you need to think about the better.
5. Bare Feet and Clothing
If you want to fully enjoy in Yoga For Beginners , practice it barefoot or in socks. Not only you'll have a better grip, but also much more effective exercise for your feet.You can practice yoga in shoes, but the overall experience is much more satisfying without them.When it comes to clothing you don't need anything special. Make sure you are wearing comfortable stuff that allow easy movement.Don't wear any excessive jewelry and heavy makeup. Keep things light and simple.
6. Yoga Accessories
One of the reasons why yoga is so popular is because you don't need any expensive equipment. All you need is a yoga mat (non-slippy) and preferably yoga blocks.You can buy decent mats for cheap and you literally have dozens of choices. From organic to extra thick.Blocks are a great accessory, especially in the beginning, when you're not flexible enough.
7. Mix it up and Be Organized
You'll achieve best results if you have few selected routines that you're practicing regularly.However, if you're not in the mood for your classic sequence or if you need a bigger challenge always find something new.The most important thing is that you're enjoying your time and you're motivated to do more.