If you’ve never tried yoga, now is the perfect time. With so many new options available, it can be tough knowing which to try first. Luckily, there are plenty of different ways to enjoy this ancient practice. Sounds like a lot? That’s because it is! There are many different types of yoga and they all have something unique to offer. This means that no matter your age, skill level or where you live, there will almost certainly be an opportunity for you within the vast world of yoga. You don’t have to be a pro or live in warmer climates to reap the benefits of this ancient practice. In fact, practicing yoga anywhere can help reduce stress and increase energy levels – regardless of what season it is! These 6 practical tips will help introduce you to the wonders of yoga, whether that’s your first time or fifth:
Find out more about yourself through asana practice
Find out what you’re good at and what you’d like to improve. This is a great way to start building a healthy yoga practice. If you’d like to improve your flexibility for example, try doing some gentle yoga poses that encourage you to stretch further. If you want to work on your strength, yoga poses that strengthen your muscles are great to try. This will help you see what you’re weak at and what areas of your body need the most attention.
Practice breathing exercises to find your centre
Breathing is one of the most important aspects of yoga, without it you’d never be able to do any poses. Try practising deep breathing exercises like the ‘surya namaskar’ or sun salutation to find your centre. This is a series of poses performed while breathing in and out slowly. This will help you to focus on your breathing and calm down.
Stay connected with a ‘surya namaskar’ or sun salutation
Yoga poses are meant to be joined together to form flowing sequences. Practising ‘surya namaskar’ or sun salutation poses will help you to stay connected with your breathing. It will also help you to activate your entire core, giving you a sense of energy and well being.
Don’t forget the food and drink element of practice!
Yoga is about so much more than the physical practice. The food and drink element of practice has been a part of yoga for thousands of years. Try adding some meditation and relaxation techniques to your diet to make sure you’re getting the most from yoga.
Practice simple poses to find inner peace
Practice poses like the ‘plank’, ‘tabletop’ and ‘seiza’ to find inner peace. These pose-like exercises have been used for thousands of years to help people find inner peace. They are simple and can be practised while sitting, standing or lying down. They can be done for a few seconds or for as long as you like.
Finally, get in touch with your body with shatkriysasana practice
Practise shatkriysasana poses to get in touch with your body. These pose-like exercises are great for increasing flexibility and strength. They are also great for increasing balance and coordination, making them a perfect way to re-connect with your body.
There are endless ways to practice yoga. Whether you’re looking for a way to relax, increase energy levels, or get in touch with your body and mind, yoga can help. When practicing properly, yoga can also help you to find inner peace and reduce anxiety. If you’ve never tried it before now is the perfect time to get started. It’s an ancient practice that has many benefits and can be done by anyone.