You are thinking of trying yoga, but this thinking has not come much so far? Yoga for beginners seems a big challenge. Therefore, be ready when you appear on the mat! Yogi Bharti talks about her experiences with new students who undertake yoga practices. It answers many important questions. Maybe you’ll find the answer to the issues that bother you.
I would recommend it. Once upon a time, a boy came to my class. He was late and the only free place was in the middle of the already crowded room. There was no time for an initial conversation and proper preparation. I felt his discomfort during the transition to the practical part, so I offered him several modifications of the asanas, and he did them. It was hard, but luckily he didn’t leave.
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He was persistent and took the challenge to stay. However, after the classes, he quickly left the room and the group. Knowing that yoga can be adapted to the abilities and skills of a person, I wanted to run after him, even grab him and shake him so that he would stay for a while and devote a few minutes to the conversation.
Unfortunately, before I knew it, he was gone. I began to wonder about his history and whether he would return to my class. This experience resulted in an open letter to my new students.
I present to you 5 elements that you must remember when starting your yoga practice:
1. It will probably be harder than you think
This is one of the most common things I hear from new students – “I didn’t think it would be that hard. ” I remember when after my first class I told my friends that despite regular sports, the classes were not easy and trouble-free. Asanas involve the whole body and many muscle groups, sometimes you may be surprised that the muscles in question exist in your body at all!
Yoga practice also concerns the aspect of the mind. In the course of taking specific positions – asanas, bonds are formed between the body and the mind. Remember to treat your body like a temple and start at the moment you are at the moment. Among all types of yoga, you will definitely find one that is right for you. If your form doesn’t suit you, just try another form – more static or dynamic.
2. Vibration – not necessarily!
I spent many years afraid of yoga practice because I thought my body was not flexible enough and stretched. I associated every asana with a lotus flower and performing even purely acrobatic and difficult positions. When I decided to confront my fears about being inefficient, it turned out that I did not have to use difficult asanas.
By attending classes, before I knew it, I was doing asanas that were previously beyond my reach. Remember that there is no such thing as “being good” in yoga. It’s all about the journey and its every second experienced.
3. The teacher is your friend
As in other classes, without a teacher, especially at the beginning it is difficult to start practising. With a pure heart, I can say that I would not be who I am now, without the teachers with whom I have a great bond to this day. Each school is followed by different schools, be it in the east or west, and I am sure that one of them will definitely gain your trust and approval. It’s your journey and the teacher can lead you in the right direction.
4. Yoga is a connection with yourself
The practice of yoga, as I mentioned earlier, is based on the cooperation of body and mind. The mind must remain open and ready for everything that comes. Sometimes negative emotions can arise because you will experience what was previously blocked in some way. Judgments will appear. By focusing your attention on your breath, you will be able to stop thinking about them and adopt an attitude here and now. Do not shut up and leave classes if there are any inconveniences.
5. If you practice honestly and regularly, yoga will change your life
Frequently, questions arise: “How often do I have to attend classes to see results?”
Practice as often as you can! Once or several times a week or even every day.
The transformation process will start after the first class, mainly in small elements, the effects of which will be visible throughout your life. Yoga heals and slows down the ageing process. It strengthens the body, mind and soul, allowing you to face problems and everyday life, being rich in peace and immunity that previously could have remained unknown.
I am grateful to all my teachers and my own practice. They taught me how to discover myself and gave the truth how, to be honest, and truly enjoy life. I am also grateful for the daily opportunity to get to know my body better and to help and accompany others in following their path. ”
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