Beginner Yoga Tips
With the start of a new year, you're probably thinking about new things to try. Instead of cutting your own bangs at home (never a good call- trust us, we know), why not give yoga a shot! The benefits are not only physical in yoga practice. You can also obtain a peace of mind and sense of well-being. If you are ready to leave 2020 in the dust, yoga is definitely a great place to start. So many people have turned to yoga for a healthier and happier lifestyle but if you’re not sure how to get into the groove of it all, here are some easy tips to get going!
We always feel the need to be on the move. Running errands, cleaning the house, keeping up with social media. Before delving into yoga poses, try to be in the present moment. Notice the next time you’re st
anding in line at the bank and you have the urge to whip out your phone. Observing the present and challenging ourselves to sit with the stillness is an important aspect of yoga. If you’re going to begin yoga at home create a quiet, clean space that you can practice in.
Yoga is not all about touching your toes or bending into a pretzel- those will come later. A good practice requires breath work and meditation in order to connect to your inner strength. The most important thing to learn is awareness of breath. The relationship between awareness and breath is one of the most beneficial aspects of yoga. Focusing on breathing aids in present moment awareness. Try these three easy breathing techniques to get you started.
3. Basic Yoga Poses
Once you are ready for the physical aspects of yoga, you can start to test the waters with beginner poses to ease your way into it. There are a ton of free online videos out there that you can watch at home and practice with. Starting with postures, also known in yoga as asanas, like downward facing dog or child’s pose. This 30 minute YogaZo video is great for all levels! Just like any new venture, the best way to learn is to practice and you will be well on your way to a calmer, bendier, more confident self!