What is Yoga?
- 1 What is Yoga?
- 1.1 How to do Yoga
- 1.2 Choose the most convenient time to you
- 1.3 Choose a nice and comfortable place
- 1.4 Practice yoga with an empty stomach
- 1.5 Keep your yoga outfit simple
- 1.6 Warm up before you do yoga poses
- 1.7 Be gentle to your body
- 1.8 You should be consistent
- 1.9 Make yoga time a fun time
- 1.10 Include a wide variety of yoga techniques
Yoga is a term derived from the Sanskrit word “yuj” which means to integrate or to unite. It is a 5000 year old body of knowledge that first started in India. It is all about the harmonization of the mind along with the mind and by breathing by means of a wide variety of breathing techniques, meditation an yoga poses.
The art of yoga is considered to be a holistic way of life which integrates all the necessary elements of its ancient knowledge in order to make a discipline by uniting the mind, body and soul. Along with the series of simple but effective breathing techniques and yoga postures, placing a greater emphasis on the inner experience for the mind’s well-being, meditation and other important hidden element in the human existence is also necessary. When a person is in harmony, his journey through life becomes happier, calmer and more fulfilled.
The techniques and wisdom of yoga are taught in a joyful, pure and thorough manner in order to re
store balance by helping in strengthening the body, calm the mind, regain focus and improve self-confidence. It also comes as a complete package for those beginners who want to learn the basic postures and techniques necessary in doing yoga.
How to do Yoga
Once you already know the proper yoga techniques, you, yourself as a beginner can start doing it on your own. Below are some tips that you need to keep in mind as you prepare yourself doing yoga even at home.
Choose the most convenient time to you
Doing yoga in the morning is considered to be the best time because it keeps our energy level high in day time. However, if it not a good time for you, you can choose a time slot that seems convenient for you to do yoga. It could be before lunch, late morning or in the evening. Doing yoga at these time is a good way for you to release the stress you have in your body and refreshes your mind.
Choose a nice and comfortable place
It would be best if you are going to have a certain room in your house for practicing your daily yoga. As time passed by, the practices you do will create a positive vibes inside the room that will give strength, healing as well as comfort not only for you but as also for the other people at home. If it is not possible for you to get a room in your home intended for practicing yoga, you can choose to have a space in your home which is large enough for you to roll out your mat and you know that you will not be disturbed for a moment. Just make sure that your yoga area is well-ventilated, clean and away from any furniture and sharp objects.
Practice yoga with an empty stomach
Yoga poses are best practiced when you have empty or a light stomach. You can do yoga poses and meditate for around two to three hours after having your meal.
Keep your yoga outfit simple
Go for comfortable clothing. Also, it is necessary if you are going to keep aside wearing excessive jewelries and avoid heavy makeup.
Warm up before you do yoga poses
Warm up is a must in order to avoid the risk of having strain muscles. Start by doing warm up and body stretches in order to bring flexibility before you move into a more intense yoga poses.
Be gentle to your body
You should give respect to your body by doing yoga poses with a smile. By doing them in a fast on what your body can take will not give you a faster result. It will only make doing yoga more painful and difficult.
You should be consistent
It is very important for you to have a regular yoga practice. You should make it a part of daily routine because later on you will notice that it is becoming easier to make it a habit.
Make yoga time a fun time
Doing yoga with your family and friends can be a great way in order for you to enjoy it while doing it with your loved ones.
Include a wide variety of yoga techniques
Practice a wide variety of breathing techniques and yoga poses in order to treat your body with a complete package of exercise. Some of the yoga poses that you can have as a beginner are as follows:
Seated yoga poses: calming and grounding, these poses give some of our deepest muscles twisting and opening.
Standing yoga poses: it is good for focus, balance and strength. It also provides a straight line to shape our best body.
- Arm balances: it is good for body awareness, strength and focus. It also provide fun for everyone.
- Backbends: it opens up the chest and the spine to feel great and strengthen our intuition connection.
- Inversions: good for concentration and balance as well as in the blood circulation.
- Core poses: gives strength to the core and gets the abs beach ready.
- Yoga poses for losing weight: these poses are going to help you should the unwanted pounds in your body.
- Restorative poses: these poses are excellent for connecting and winding down to our breath.
- Yoga poses for back pain: helps in relieving the pain brought by back pain.
The different yoga poses allows everyone to do the poses that can help in the things they need to have in their body. Some of them lessen body pains, helps in the blood circulation, give strength, enhances focus and so on and so forth. These are some of the simple steps that you can do as a beginner in order master the art of yoga and benefit from the great things it has to offer. So if you are planning to practice yoga, above are the basic things that you need to learn about this kind of exercise as a beginner.