Practical tips and tricks for beginners.
Yoga is practiced barefoot on a non-slip surface (mat).
Wear comfortable clothes, something that allows you to move freely. Take note that it is always a little warmer in a yoga studio than in a gym, so plan a sports bra or a tee shirt.
If you’re practicing at home, wear what you like!
Remove your jewelry and watches. They can get in the way.
Because of deep breathing and meditation, avoid wearing perfume.
Drink before and after yoga practice. It is not recommended to drink during practice to reduce the internal heat that initiates the work of organ purification and tissue lubrication.
Do not eat before a yoga practice; Wait 4 to 5 hours after a heavy meal and 1 to 2 hours after a snack.
During the session, listen carefully to the teacher’s instructions and stay focused on your body’s messages. You are fully responsible for exercising, maintaining or exiting a posture.
Perform smooth movements without forcing your body, without exceeding your limits and physical abilities. If you are pregnant, have a period, have a physical discomfort or limitation, an injury, or take a medication, tell your teacher before class. And never hold your breath.
Respect your limits. Yoga is not a competition.
Always complete your session, regardless of the duration, with a deep relaxation posture.
CATEGORIES OF POSTURES AND THEIR BENEFITS
Yoga is an ancestral discipline and is a great way to maintain or regain physical and mental health.
Yoga is a complete practice that tones the body and soothes the mind. During the practice of yoga, all postures are adapted according to your abilities and your limits.
There are, however, different categories of postures to help you gain strength and flexibility.
They give a solid foundation to the practice, they amplify the force, the energy and the determination of the practitioner, qualities that can then be used in other postures. They develop the consciousness of the body.
They stretch and rotate the spine. They relieve back pain, a stiff neck and shoulders. The internal organs are stimulated, which promotes digestion. When the spine gains flexibility, the blood flow improves, thus increasing the energy level of the entire body.
LYING DOWN POSTURES
They stretch the abdomen and improve the elasticity of the spine and hips. Some require no effort, while others strengthen the back, arms, bum and legs.
They are practiced in a lying or supported position, especially at the end of the session to relax the body and soothe the mind.
I hope this helped all of you wannabe yogis out there, tell me about your day, have you done any yoga?