Yoga is an excellent way to stay healthy and fit. It is not only good for your physical health but for emotional, mental and spiritual health as well. Learning yoga is indeed a step by step process. It is always better to start with some easy asanas or postures so that you get motivation to continue. The simplest yoga asanas are similar to the day to day activities like lying down, standing or sitting in different positions but in an orderly fashion which proves to be beneficial for health.
Even doctors and medical practitioners recommend practicing yoga regularly because of its great therapeutic benefits. If you are a beginner, then you will be pleased to see great results instantly. Some of the most recommended yoga for beginners include viniyoga or kripalu yoga. One you have a strong command on these simple yoga asanas, you can move onto advanced yoga asanas like Ashtanga yoga or power yoga.
You can practice for around 10-15 minutes at an initial stage which will help in increasing the flexibility of the muscle joints, enhance lubrication and improve blood circulation in the body. This will prepare your body for more complex yoga asana. It is very important to have a correct and erect body posture while practicing yoga.
Breathing exercises are a significant aspect of yoga for beginners. Some of the most effective breathing exercises include Anuloma-viloma, pranayama and kapalbharti. These exercises help in improving the breathing pattern and increases lung capacity. These exercises will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. They are great stress busters and provides you relief from day to day tensions, worries and anxieties.
If you are a beginner then it is very important for you to have basic knowledge of yoga etiquettes. The yoga teachers play a very important role in teaching some simple yoga asanas and basic etiquettes of yoga.
A beginner should always start with simple and basic yoga stretches like finishing postures, back bends, balance postures, supine, twist, sitting or standing positions.
It is very important for you to let your yoga teacher know that you are a beginner so that he/she pays special attention to you until you get a hold on various yoga asanas. Before practicing yoga, it is always better to take a nice bath and it is advisable to end your yoga session with shavasana.
Avoid having food before 3-4 hours of your yoga class. Don’t overeat. Wear loose and comfortable clothes for yoga classes so that your body feels free. Have some water before the class starts.