Yoga is most important for everyone’s life as it helps in balancing the relationship between body and mind. It is type of exercise which helps in learning physical and mental discipline through regular practice. Here are six tips to help you start your yoga practice.
1. Best place to practice yoga
Many different forms of yoga and some can be quite vigorous in intensity and fast moving. You may already be an athlete, you may already be in shape, but when it comes to yoga, form is everything. Alignment is everything in yoga. It’s important to learn correct posture for each pose and understand that feeling.
2. The Sticky Mat
There are many different varieties and price points, ask an instructor for their opinion on mats to guide you in the right direction. Some are extremely thin and some extremely thick. There are mats that have lines to help you stay aligned throughout your practice. Other mats are made for hot yoga instead of room temperature.
3. Understand yoga asanas
The poses and stretches are thought to have physical and mental health benefits Different authors or schools of yoga may have different names for an asana. Many asana have multiple names or one name may refer to multiple asana. Like Dhanurasana,Padmasana etc.
4. Yoga is a Mind and Body Practice
In yoga, you let must everything go and quiet the mind. You will learn to link breath to movement, which will help clear your head and focus on your practice. This is one of the most beneficial techniques to learn in yoga. Your breathing will help your mind focus on each pose and help you hold that pose.
Just remember, no matter what level you’re at, or how long you can hold a handstand, breathing will farther you along in your practice
5. Practice simple asana: Sukhasana
For meditation, it is important that the spine be straight and aligned with the head and neck. But if the practitioner steadies the Sukhasana pose by putting pillows or blankets under the knees to create a steadiness, it may be easier to sit longer in Sukhasana for meditation without slumping forward.
6. Trial and Error
Do practice regularly and maintain your consistency. It will make you happy and healthy.