Yoga can be intimidating for a beginner, especially watching a pro get into the asanas with ease and elan. But, in the words of one of the greatest teachers …
So, roll out your yoga mat, bring along your dogged persistence, and get started.
But, wait, do get your couch-potato self acquainted with the different types of yoga out there (helpful conversation starter?).
Watch a video at home or join a beginner’s class.
The trick is to ease yourself into the practice. So, if you are the shy-kinds then try out these gentle yoga routines and if you don’t mind showcasing your general starter-clumsiness then enrol in a beginner’s class in your vicinity.
Remember to dress comfortably. There will be a lot of stretching, bending, to get into the various asanas. You would want to focus on getting the pose right, not tugging at your clothes. And guess what, there’s a lot of colorburst to choose from!
Happy shopping for that killer yoga gear!
Nothing beats a good warm up.
A good warm up is a precursor to every exercise – it sets the mood as well as gently cajoles your sleeping muscles into activity and reduces risk to injury – and yoga is no different. Here’s a routine that should do the trick!
Learn to crawl before you walk.
As the saying goes, you ought to learn to crawl before you walk and walk before you run. Start with simple, basic yoga asanas.
And remember to go easy on yourself.