Beginners Guide: Introduction to Yoga

Beginners Guide: Introduction to Yoga

 

Are you new to Yoga? Creating a home yoga practice is easier than you think, and enjoyable.  I have researched and compiled a Guide to Yoga for Beginners.  I hope this helps you on your yoga journey.

 

I have dabbled in Yoga over the years, but never pursued it on a continual basis.  Life just got in the way.

More recently, however, that yearning to move towards a slower paced, exercise routine, which combined breathing, stretching and strength, was gaining momentum! With only a few years until I get to 50, may mean I’m heading for the best years of my life – I still need a little flexibility to keep going at full speed and to take care of this body going to the next period of my life.

To sum it up, I needed to find peace whilst using my body to burn those dreaded calories!

I don’t use the gym or yoga centre at the moment.  Whilst I now have the opportunity to work at home, that also gives me the time to enjoy my environment on the North Devon coast to find that peaceful spot to take time for me.  If the weather is fine, you’ll often find me on our wonderful North Devon beaches, or whilst the house is quiet, taking just half an hour of Yoga poses and peace, sets me up for the day!

What is Yoga?

Yoga implies “union” in Sanskrit, the language of ancient India where yoga started. We may consider it of the union taking place between the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is the exercise of physical postures or poses.

Many individuals believe that yoga is simply stretching. However, while stretching is surely involved, yoga is truly about producing equilibrium in the body by formulating both strength and flexibility.

Commonly, a yoga class at a gym will be more centred on the strictly physical advantages of yoga, while one at a yoga centre might dig more into the spiritual side.

A few individuals discover that the physical practice of yoga gets to be a gateway into a spiritual exploration, while other people simply enjoy a wonderful low-impact workout that makes them feel awesome.  I have tried both, and lean towards the alternative route which engages my mind into a more peaceful path.

Whatever your disposition, you’ll be able to discover a yoga class that accommodates your style.

Yoga has a lot of advantages, it increases the flexibility of the body, one’s strength grows and it is a great way of dealing with tension. Stretching out your body in new ways will assist it to become more flexible, bestowing a greater range of motility to muscles and joints. Yoga poses call for you to support the weight of your own body in novel ways improving both your physical strength and muscle tone.

Physical activity is great for relieving tension, and this is especially true of yoga. Because of the concentration demanded, your daily hassles, both large and small, appear to melt away during the time you’re doing yoga.

Yoga is separated into 8 sections known as the 8 “limbs” of yoga. Every limb relates to a facet of accomplishing a healthy and fulfilling life, and each builds on the one before it. You might be surprised to hear that only one of the limbs affects the performance of yoga postures.

 

If you would like to find out more about Yoga, I have written an Introduction to Equipment needed for a Beginner in Yoga and a short post of the Importance of Breath Work in your regular practice.

Also, here us a Guide to Calories burned during Yoga.  Enjoy!

 

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