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Best Yoga for Beginners, How to start so you keep with it

Healing, Health & Wellness, Yoga | November 12th, 2009 1 Comment

Yoga with its emphasis on physical, psychological and spiritual unity is a great technique for personal wellbeing. Decided to start practicing Yoga is half the battle won, if you bring the right spirit into it. It would be helpful to yoga beginners to read up on the history and philosophy of yoga to acquaint themselves with the art and science of Yoga. Yoga for beginners can be a little daunting, but follow these easy steps and you will have no problem in keeping it up.

Pick a Yoga Style

One of the many aspects of Yoga that has allowed it to survive 5000 years is its ability to adapt to the requirement of its audience. This has given rise to a number of different styles of yoga, created with different purposes in mind. For instance, there are physically challenging Yoga styles on one hand and deeply meditative Yoga styles on the other. It is highly recommended that you start out with basic styles of Yoga, like Hatha Yoga, before trying out more complex styles. If your body and mind are not yet ready for advanced Yoga, you will feel discouraged, if you attempt them at your first try.

Find a Yoga Center

It is highly recommended that you enroll yourself in a Yoga center for Yoga lessons, especially if you are starting out. On one hand, you will have a trained and qualified teacher showing you the correct positions and on the other, you will other students to share your experiences with. You can easily locate the nearest yoga center offering the Yoga style of your choice online.

Equip Yourself

There are many people for whom a Yoga class is not an option. Either it is too far away or its timing is inconvenient. For people like these, Yoga videos can be invaluable. Even if you are taking Yoga lessons, Yoga videos can be very helpful when you are practicing Yoga on your own at home. You can see the correct posture as many times as you need to until you get it right. You will also get a lot of background information like the benefit of each posture on really good Yoga videos.

Yoga Essentials

When you are starting out to practice Yoga, you will need to buy yourself a few Yoga essentials. The Yoga mat is the most essential piece of equipment you need to buy, although many Yoga classes also hire them out. If you have to travel to your Yoga classes, you may even want to buy a Yoga mat bag. Apart from the mat, you will need props like blankets, straps and a block. These too are usually provided by Yoga centers, but you will need to buy them if you intend to practice Yoga at home. Finally, you will need to have the right kind of clothes to practice Yoga in. Anything that is loose fitting and sweat absorbent should do and there are many brands available especially for Yoga clothes if you want to buy them.

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