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Yoga for beginners

By August 14, 2019 - 6:34am

Are you new to yoga? What are your questions and concerns about getting started?

No one likes to be the newbie in the room; however, pushing your body beyond its limits may result in injuries that could delay your mastery of the yoga asanas (yoga poses). One of yoga’s core principles is respect of the body. Don’t worry if your pose isn’t as deep as the person’s in front of you. Eventually, you’ll be able to master each pose.

Every aspect of a human being should be a factor in establishing what the practice of yoga should look like: from the body’s suppleness or creakiness on a given day, to our overall health, to our home life, to a romantic heartbreak, to the level of our satisfaction or dissatisfaction at work, to the condition of an injured shoulder.

Here are some great questions to ask yourself at the start of as well as during your yoga practice:

“How does this feel for you?”
“What is it like in your body?”
“How are you doing today?”
“No, how are you doing, really?“
“How is your body?”
“What’s on your mind?”
“What’s in your heart?”
“Does that feel better?”
“Or is it the same?”
“Maybe it’s worse?”
“Is this genuinely a restful position for you?”
“Are you inflicting this practice upon yourself?”
“Why do you think you’re doing that?”

Use these honest answers to these questions to fine-tune and modify your practice to suit your current needs. Readdress these concerns throughout the practice.

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