Beginners Guide To Yoga Poses – - Hints And Tips

July 21, 2012 · Posted in Sports 

Yoga has been increasing in popularity over the last few years and people are taking it up for many different reasons.

Yoga poses for beginners is something that more and more people want to find out about.

Some people want to start yoga to help them try and lose weight, while others have heard about yoga’s ability to relieve certain pains and ailments, such as back pain.

Expectant mother get involved in yoga as it can help to relieve some of the uncomfortable symptoms that are associated with being pregnant and the breathing techniques learned also help the women to prepare for their child’s birth.

Athletes and sports men and women are using yoga to maximise their sporting abilities by including some yoga practice in their training schedules.

Those just getting in to yoga can be forgiven for assuming that all they need is some space to do it.

But there are some things to think about before investing in any yoga accessories.

For example, will you practice outside on the grass, on a sandy beach, or will you need a yoga mat? If you do need a mat, have you got one or do you need to buy one?

You might need to drink fluids while you practice and if so, do you have a suitable bottle for your drink?

You also need to think about the clothes you will wear and make sure you feel totally comfortable in them.

Although fashion plays a part in yoga clothes like everything else, you do not want to be thinking about your clothes while you are practising your yoga.

You need to have a totally free mind so that you can concentrate on your exercises.

A complete beginner might be content with seeing a picture of a pose and then trying to copy it in their bedroom or at home somewhere. This is good for getting a feel of what yoga is and making up your mind if it is something you want to do, and get into.

But those that are serious about using yoga to improve their lives should look into finding a local instructor or joining a class.

People with any type of health condition should always consult with a doctor first. We know yoga can be beneficial for back pain for example, but it does not follow that all those who suffer from back pain need to take up yoga.

Likewise, as yoga has been known to improve the circulatory systems of some people it does not mean that yoga should be practiced by all people with circulatory problems.

Stay on the safe side and make sure you get checked out by your doctor.

If you’re a sports person who wants to incorporate some yoga into your current training plan, you should consult with your team doctor and trainers before embarking on any yoga exercises.

Even better, consult a yoga sports scientist who will be able to tell you specifically what yoga exercises to do in order to target specific parts of your body.

As with all forms of exercise, it is better to start off gently and build up over time to more advanced positions or poses and longer sessions.

If you take yoga seriously and give it some respect, it will not be long before you start to reap the benefits and be happier and healthier for it.

For more than 15 years, Liz Pennington has been practising yoga. Find out more advice on Yoga Poses For Beginners at her wonderful new website Yoga Body and Mind with hints, tips and photo’s on Yoga For Beginners

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