Yoga is more than just a form of exercise; it is a way of life.
Experts usually describe it as the grand unification of body, mind, and soul, where you are at peace with everything.
While this mindset can take years to cultivate, you can get started before ever stepping foot on a yoga mat.
Take a moment to appreciate your body, your life, and your circumstances.
LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE
Yoga for beginners is simple enough, but it's also easy to want to get every pose correct when you start practicing yoga. This mindset, sadly, hinders your progress and can demotivate you. Yoga practitioners advise you to take your time to understand and practice the poses until they are comfortable and easy for you.
One of the most important benefits of yoga is breath. The steady flow of breathing purifies the body and mind, enabling you to understand yoga’s true essence. If you don’t breathe properly, you can get injured while practicing yoga. Therefore, beginners should including breathing exercises in your regular yoga practice.
Practice gratitude, you will feel expectations start to slip away.
Focus on the core of what you're doing. Get yourself into the right mindset and then the practice will evolve naturally, beautifully, and safely.
UNDERSTAND THE CORE OF YOGA
Yoga isn't about extreme flexibility or contorting your muscles and spine into fancy shapes. It's about breathing, finding inner strength through meditation, and creating freedom in the body with yoga poses.
GET COMFORTABLE WITH STILLNESS
Most of us find it very challenging to sit still. We fidget, pace around, tap our feet or shake our shoulders.
Yoga, however, is all about being comfortable in stillness, not giving in to the distractions surrounding you.
Try to observe the urge rather than immediately give into it. To achieve that, be present in the moment.
LOVE THE PRACTICE
Unlike many other forms of exercise, yoga offers the opportunity to practice your whole life. The absolute most amazing gift that yoga offers is that there is no limit to what it can and will teach you and transform you.