Did you buy the yoga mat and you are planning for your first class? Or maybe you’ve already taken some classes, but you’re still looking for a kind of guide anyway.
That’s what I want to give you today, a guide based on my experience, that although I’ve been practicing yoga for some time. I see each class as if it were the first. I make each position as if I was doing it for the first time, I prepare it well. I listen to my teacher as if it were the first time, I heard her, and I manage to surprise myself, motivate myself, and deeply feel all that she tells us, all the love that she transmits to us. I am an eternal beginner, and I love being one.
Depending on your teacher, and the style of yoga you practice, a yoga class for beginners can be difficult.
I go sometimes to the beginner yoga classes given by my teacher, and I realize that it puts a lot of emphasis on breathing, it teaches us at a simpler level and how to breathe in each moment. She also takes her time in each yoga position, explaining how the bases of it should be, the alignment and every detail that could be useful for a good practice. In addition, it offers variations of the same position, so that you can do the one that most mod you feel, receiving the same benefits.
If the class seems too strong, perhaps you should try another style of yoga. If you do not feel like mod with your teacher, if you do not transmit what you want to receive in your practice through him, you can find another person to guide you.
Yes, you should feel good mood in practice. Loose clothes, and allowing you to do the movements gently is the best.
Keep in mind that you need mobility throughout your body, in all your joints. Also think that you will do yoga positions in which you will be with your head under, like the dog upside down and if you wear something too wide the shirt may fall to your head. So, it may be useful to wear a sports bra underneath , or maybe a shirt that is not so wide.
Maybe I can give you a little fear at first, or embarrassment. But I encourage you to try it one day, and come forward. You will see the beautiful view you have of your teacher. You will see much more closely how each posture does and you will listen better to every word he/she says. Do not worry about the students behind you. In yoga we always try to be very focused on personal practice, being aware of ourselves.
In my class, the teacher is not always ahead. Walk between us and make postures in the center, behind. But he always comes back, and that’s where I always am:)
But of course, for that you have to get there early!
It is good that you have a block, a rope and even a blanket at hand. There are positions where you will need to help with these accessories. For example, for the triangle posture, you might need a block to rest your hand on it. Or for postures where you need to support your head, or knees on the floor doing pressure, a blanket underneath comes in handy.
This is mainly for your safety. Otherwise you can slide on the yoga mat. In addition, it helps you have better support to hold your body in one position. You improve your balance. It allows you to separate each toe from your feet as much as you can.
And for me the most important thing, I feel a greater connection in practice. My bare feet on the mat is something I really enjoy. It’s like feeling the earth under my feet.
Do not worry because other people look at your feet. Once again, I tell you that everyone will be focused on their practice, as you will be in yours.
If you have previous injuries or surgeries, it is best that you tell your teacher when you arrive at the class.
With the practice of yoga, you will discover muscles that you did not know existed and that you have never exercised. Therefore, let your body adapt to the new exercises, to the new movements, without forcing. Listen to your body. Do not fight against it, do not stress it.
With practice you will be doing little by little, more and more.
Teachers love the questions! If you do not have something clear, feel free to ask and comment on what you want. It is preferable to understand something well before doing it than to enter the posture with uncertainty. If you do not feel comfortable to ask during class, do it when it’s over, but never run with doubts.
When you do a posture for the first time, it is best to first look at how your teacher does it and listen to the instructions while doing it. If you try to do it at the same time, it can be more difficult for you. So, the first time, make sure you look and listen well how your teacher does it, before you do it.
Did you go to one or two yoga classes, and are not sure to follow? Do not leave it. I advise you that if you did not feel like comfortable, try another style of yoga, and with another teacher before deciding not to practice more. Each teacher has a presence and transmits a different energy. That’s why sometimes it takes a couple of classes to connect and discover the right teacher for you.
And most important of all, do not forget to breathe, smile, and enjoy your practice!
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I hope you find these yoga tips for beginners useful. If you have any questions please, do not forget to put your question or your comment below.