3 Things You Wish You’d Known Before Starting Yoga
These 3 tips can help you get the most out of your yoga practice, or make starting yoga a more comfortable experience for you.
When you are first starting a regular yoga practice, you may not be familiar with all the jargon or the rules. You can still get a ton of benefits from doing yoga, but sometimes knowing a few things in advance may help you avoid some of the initial confusion that may arise when you’re first starting out.
Here are a few things that many yoga practitioners wish they had known “back when,” as yoga newbies.
Modifying a pose and using props doesn’t mean you are weak and inflexible
Sometimes we think that the way the asana looks on the photo in a yoga journal is the only right way to do it. In fact, each pose has several variations… A good teacher will offer a few variations of the same asana. And the variation that takes into consideration your needs is the best one for you.
Even a little yoga time a day may be enough
Even if you have just 10 minutes for yoga, it can be enough to unwind after work or to get tuned for the day. Short but regular yoga breaks can help you build a regular yoga habit.
No one is really watching
Don’t be too concerned about what others think about your way of doing yoga once you step into a yoga class… Just focus on yourself and enjoy.