Yoga is transformative, yoga is inspiring, yoga unifies the entire being, yoga restores health and the practice surely bestows an ineffable experience that one cherishes for an entire life. Yoga is more than physical training, the ancient system of healing and well-being is intensifying covering all the essential aspects of living. Once you start practicing, there will be no looking back. Yoga opens the doorway to unwind, rejuvenate and relax, and if you’re new to the yogic world, the magic awaits.
Here are the seven essentials tips for the beginners that will get you started with the wonderful practice of the yogic science. The practice and tips also support you during yoga retreat Nepal, India or to any other yogic land.
Introspect, for a clearer intention
Must be very excited about the decision, but have you asked yourself that why you’re willing to take up the practice. Yoga is huge, yoga is for all, yoga is a wider concept, and doesn’t only dwell upon the physical training. Yoga is the practice of the body, mind, emotions and soul, know what the focus of your practice is and get started. Be very sure of your intention to reap maximum benefits.
Choose the Style, yes yoga has many styles
The second step you need to take is to choose the yoga style as per your personality and need. While researching yoga, you must have come across certain terms like Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Power, Bikram, Kundalini, Yin, Restorative and more. These are the yoga styles, experiment and find the best one for self.
Try yourself, find a good teacher
One can begin with self-practice to get into the pace, but gradually you need an instructor that helps you to enhance practice and bestow in-depth yogic knowledge. So it is important to find a good teacher who is qualified, certified, experienced and an expert of the particular yoga style you want to learn. Make sure to communicate well with your teacher and let him know about your goals, injuries or physical limitation for a great practice session.
Respect your body limitations
Though you want to try different poses and learn more, but with that comes certain limitations of the body. Don’t push yourself, practice safely, and respect your body’s limitations and inner-wisdom. Yoga teaches Ahimsa, the practice of no-harm, which is essential to be applied in your practice, to safeguard self from injury or serious medical conditions.
Breathe, and stop comparing
Yoga is about finding harmony and balancing the body, mind, and soul and can be done with the practice of right breathing technique. Sync the breath with the movements and relax the entire body. It is also the way of looking within, bringing awareness and igniting consciousness. The practice allows you to appreciate your progress, unify the entire being and stop you from comparing yourself with others.
Awareness of the space and moment
Yoga practice enhances the presence of mind, by igniting consciousness, the practice helps you to live into the moment and cherish what you have in the present. Yoga makes you aware of self, your surroundings, and keeping in mind the same, make sure to create enough space for others in the yoga class. There are certain respectful awareness and yogic etiquettes you should follow for yourself and others.
Live, Eat and Practice, Yoga
When you have decided upon making yoga a part of your life, do it completely. Make yoga your way of living, and not just practice it ‘On’, but ‘Off’ the mat as well. Include the yogic principles and ethics in your lifestyle, eat balanced and healthy food and practice yoga regularly. Try to be more conscious and mindful while eating your meal, do not eat two-three hours before the practice, do not drink water during the practice, and also avoid the consumption of sugar, caffeine and alcohol.
Beginners are advised to practice yoga daily and regularly for effective and positive results. And gradually you take the next step toward rooted learning with yoga training Nepal, the land with rich yogic legacy.