Are you a newbie at yoga? Give yourself time and embrace this ancient practice. Your body will thank you.
1.Pay Attention To Your Breathing
Breathe through your nose. Take your time and feel each deep breath down to your belly. Realize it will take the time to find a steady rhythm.
2.Sitting Takes Practice
As adults, we don’t spend a lot of time sitting on the ground. Our hips and legs tighten, and we tend to slump. Try sitting on a blanket or a couple of blocks to balance out the muscles that are pulling your body down. It’s going to take time for your body to adjust.
To help you overcome an unsteady pose, focus on a spot in front of you. Breathe deeply and slowly through your nose. Focusing and deep breathing will help you stay balanced and help with your concentration.
Listen to your instructor as to how to do the individual poses. There’s a good chance your body hasn’t stretched (or bent) like this for a while. Take time to learn the poses the correct way. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the stretch.
5.Practice, Practice and Practice
Yoga is a series of exercises where you improve at your own rate over time. Pace yourself and when confusion over poses arise, ask your teacher. Chances are, she has experience with whatever is troubling you.