YOGA TIPS BEFORE YOUR FIRST CLASS
Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science that concentrates on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art of healthy living and science. If you want to get started with yoga but have some questions in mind, you should get your answers first. A clear mind will yield better outcomes! We’ll now give you 10 tips to make you feel more relaxed, more secure, better prepared, and have a good experience in your first yoga class.
1. BE A YOGA BEGINNER
You may be taking every possible yoga push-up in a few months, but let yourself get the chance to be a real beginner! The idea of a “beginner’s mind,” revered in a yoga practice, means heading to your mat with no preconceived ideas of what you can or can not accomplish, or poses that you can or can not do. Keeping that positive outlook and leaving expectations at the door will lead to the best possible experience.
2. FOR YOGA YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE
If you check Instagram for #yoga you will see photos of people bending their bodies into intricate poses and moving in ways that seem to defy gravity rules. These images can be hypnotic and intimidating, particularly if you’ve never tried yoga before and maybe have limited flexibility. And, to try yoga, you don’t need any baseline degree of flexibility — or fitness, in that matter. You don’t need a particular body type, either.
3. WEAR COMFORTABLE STUFF
Of all, the dress should be comfortable. Also, it should absorb sweat well and enable you to move, stretch, and breathe easily. Many people are wearing leggings for yoga, but you can definitely wear shorts if you’re more comfortable in that. A supportive sports bra as well as a light, comfortable T-shirt or tank are nice choices on top. Just make sure that whatever you choose is shape-fitting, or tuck your shirt in the waist of your pants, so as you move through different poses, it doesn’t blast out. You don’t need special shoes, because yoga practiced barefoot. Sticky yoga socks and gloves are being marketed for beginners in yoga but there is no need to invest in any of these unnecessary yoga accessories. They give your body a false sense of being rooted in your mat, something that a regular practice of yoga will do with time, naturally.
4. START YOGA WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH
Trying to do yoga immediately after mealtime will negatively impact your practice. You will do “workout” and exercise very easily if you eat a meal at least two hours before the session. Before classes, eat nothing full or harmful. A lot of poses include deep twisting; you will feel more able on the days you go with an empty stomach. Through arm balances like plank and lower pushup, which are done a lot during lessons, you’ll feel better.
5. DRINK LOTS OF WATER
On rare occasions, teachers frown on drinking water during practice, but usually, it’s ok to have a water bottle. Have plenty of water, especially if it is heated, before, during, and after the class. Drinking water is also a perfect way of stopping and bringing your thoughts and emotions together. All yoga classes are intense emotionally and physically. Keep hydrated, stay focused, and stay energized.
6. IN YOGA BREATH IS EVERYTHING
When you struggle with a position (understanding and execution) breathe deeply. Breathing is essential. You will often be led by most teachers. Pay attention to how shallow your breath is at the beginning of class but then at the end of class, it is deeper and more comfortable. Think about lengthening your inhalations and exhalations when you let your mind wander. It’s the best way to calm down with a fresh perspective and dive back into your practice.
7. RELEASE THE TENSION
It’s very normal to clench your feet, toes, or even your jaw when you start first. The more that you let go and release the whole stress from your body, the easier you will feel every pose. Keeping things loose and comfortable will allow you to have a better experience and once you’ve chilled out, you’ll find you can hold poses for extended periods.
8. DO NOT WORRY IF YOU CAN’T DO A CERTAIN POSE
A good instructor will guide how to change poses and if it doesn’t work for you, it’s also perfectly appropriate to fail on a pose. When you need a break you can rest in a simple pose which is known as Child’s Pose. If you lose your breath link during class, this posture is always a choice. This will help you to zen out and surrender to the needs of your body.
9. HAVING A GOOD YOGA MAT IS ESSENTIAL
The mat is a symbol. It is the space where our minds can experience some relief from the stress-laden, chaotic, and unpredictable nature of everyday life. The yoga mat does more than just provide a sticky surface. Your space is defined by the mat. We personalize our mats to represent more precisely who we are. It serves as protection, and yoga cushioning is often done on the ground. You understand the benefits of using it when you’re forced to make extreme poses. You can quickly sweat when performing yoga movements. Then, using the mat helps to avoid slipping possibilities in the process.
10. TRUST YOUR YOGA TEACHER
Yoga is a lifelong journey, and a key part of it is the teacher who guides you along that journey. They’re going to ask you to do things with your body that’s never done before and you’re going to have absolute faith in them that they’re going to teach you safely while challenging you to move beyond your comfort zone. If you have trust in your teacher, you’ll find you’re more capable than you ever thought. If you trust them, they will guide you through yoga to get to know yourself.
IT’S TIME FOR YOGA
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