Yoga has been proven to relieve stress by using exercises that unify the mind, body, and spirit.
If you are new to yoga, these seven tips will helps you a lot:
1.Listen to your body and be aware of your physical abilities. You don’t want to hurt yourself. Make sure the instructor understands your level of experience and any limitations you may have. Don’t allow anyone to push you ahead too quickly. Remember, this is supposed to be fun and relaxing.
2.Talk to your doctor and explain what type of yoga poses you intend to practice. Show your doctor pictures of the poses for illustration. Your doctor may rule out specific poses if you have high blood pressure, glaucoma, a history of retinal detachment, or heart disease. Make sure you follow your doctor’s recommendations.
3.Find a yoga class that best fits your abilities. Talk to prospective teachers, and decide whether of not you can handle a program before you sign up. It’s very important to take it one step at a time. Try a few beginner classes before you attempt more vigerous classes. Don’t move ahead too quickly. Allow your body to adjust to your exercises.
4.If you can’t find a class that meets your needs, you can always practice yoga at home. There are many books, programs, and tapes available to help you get started. Search for the best products on the Internet and read reviews. Talk to others for recommenadations.
5.Eat lightly before practice. Wait at least two hours after meals before yoga class or practice. An empty stomach is best, but don’t let yourself get too hungry to think. You won’t be able to focus on the poses or enjoy yourself during the relaxation or meditation exercises.
6.Find a yoga partner. It’s nice to practice with someone and it will help reduce injuries. It’s also a great way to keep up your interest and enthusiasm.
7.And the last,Practice daily.Even if it’s just 10 minutes, make yourself a promise that you will do your 10 minutes. That’s your practice just that everything else is bonus time Start small steps this way you can stick with your commitment and feel positive about your practice rather than guilty if you don’t have a lot of time or energy that day.