Yoga is well-known to not only make you physically healthy but mentally too. It helps to receive toxins that are accumulated in our body all day long and create new energies for a fresh start.
But not everyone is comfortable and confident to begin yoga. Therefore, we thought of bringing in some motivation.
1. Ask Yourself Why You Need It
Before beginning the practice of yoga, ask yourself why do you need it? Your answer itself will be the greatest motivation to begin the practice. Some may do it to relieve stress, while the others begin yoga to become more flexible. But whatever may be the reason, keep reminding yourself why you need it.
2. Choose A Convenient Time
Practicing yoga in the morning is generally considered to be the best as it keeps energy levels high during the day. Yet, if it doesn’t happen, don’t allow it to be an excuse to skip your practice. You may choose a time slot which seems most convenient. It could be late mornings, before lunch, or evenings. Yoga at these times can also be a good way to refresh the mind and release stress collected during the day.
3. Choose A Quiet & Comfortable Place In Your Room
Do ensure that your yoga space is clean, well-ventilated, and away from furniture or sharp objects. This helps in the process of a healthy yoga practice.
4. Yoga Clothes Must Be Comfortable
Go for loose, comfortable clothing – you wouldn’t want tight body-hugging outfits coming in the way of doing some wide stretches! Also, keep aside any accessories that you are wearing and avoid makeup.
5. Go Slow & Easy
Never be in a hurry to achieve utmost flexibility or do a head-stand. The best way to do this is follow a 30-day or 20-day yoga session/class on Youtube. There are so many of them, which are very helpful in slowly and steadily building up your body and mind for a proper yoga practice.
6. Never Forget To Warm-up
This is an absolute must, else you may be at a risk of straining your muscles. Start by warming up your body and do a few body stretches to bring in flexibility, before starting your yoga poses.
7. Be Regular
It is very important to be regular with your yoga practice – make it a part of your daily schedule and then it would be easier to make it a habit. Krishan Verma, senior Sri Sri Yoga teacher says, “Twenty minutes of daily yoga practice is more likely to show positive results sooner than two hours of occasional practice.”
8. Relaxing Is As Important As Warm-up
It is really important to give your body time to relax in Savasana after a yoga practice. The nervous system needs time to assimilate the benefits it has gained during the practice. You can otherwise feel unnecessarily wired after a yoga practice, especially after an intense yoga class.
9. Choose A Good Yoga Mat
This may seem like a minor matter, but it is extremely important to invest in a good mat where you can stand firmly and do all the poses. If you have never tried a mat, borrow a friend’s so that you can feel the difference it makes in any of the spread-legged postures and in the downward-facing dog pose. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll probably want your own.
10. Add Variety To Your Practice
Practice a variety of yoga poses and breathing techniques, or if you are crunched for time, you may fix a set of practices to be done daily and then treat your body with the complete package on a Sunday!
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