Are you new to yoga? Just discovering the benefits of it? Maybe, you’re dabbling in the idea of it? Wanting to start?
Here is a guide to falling in love with yoga.
1: First Erase all FEARS:Have no fear, yoga is for everyBODY. I am serious when I say this. It has so many modifications, and variations. Let your instructor know how you can make things easier. You may also like to research some more tips and tricks.
I’ll also be updating, and helping with this step soon! Stay tuned!
2: Learn to BREATHE:
Day to day lives, we become unaware of our breath. It is a silly thing at first. However, this is the key to yoga! The more you practice breathing techniques, you’ll begin to understand exactly what I’m talking about. You can actually give your body more energy, or relax yourself this way. It’s amazing!
“Breathe in to create space, breathe out to move into the space.”3: Don’t get caught up in being PERFECT:
“It’s not about touching our toes, but what we learn on the way down.”
I’m all about feeling great. Take it slow, you’ll get there. Faster than you know. Push yourself, also listen to what your body needs.
4: Find a Studio You LOVE:
Scope out your surroundings. Take advantage of the good starting deals most studios have to offer. They’re are so many different styles to explore. When you click then sign up for a membership. You wont regret it. Your body will love you!
5: Practice at HOME:
Classes are great, but have you practiced at hOMe yet? Being by yourself and listening to your body can be quite healing. Light a candle, some insense, and turn on some relaxing music. You could close your eyes. Even meditate.
I love this before bed or in the morning!
6: Get a COZY MAT:
You don’t need a super fancy expensive mat. Just something simple to start. I will say I like a mat with more cushion. Pick out a fun color. Some even have cute designs. A favorite mat of mine is a Manduka mat, or for beginners Gaiam is really cheap and great. Check them out on Amazon below. You are bound to fall in love with an awesome mat to call hOMe.
I find that I get really attached to my mat. I look at it as a friend. Could just be the quirk in me.