Although yoga has been around for centuries, it is only in the last decade that the Western world is beginning to "rediscover" this ancient practice of healing yourself through mindful movements known as Asanas. Yoga can play a big part in helping people heal themselves from difficult to manage emotions, day to day stresses and other challenges that life throws your way. Sometimes all it takes is a single yoga class to get a taste of what the fuss is all about.
As a beginner, you have several options to choose from if you'd like to try yoga for yourself. First, and likely the best, method is to head over to your local yoga studio, or gym that provides yoga classes, and try out a beginner's class there. The emphasis is on beginner's. There are different levels of yoga classes that one can attend, and anyone going for an intermediate class as their first yoga experience might quickly regret it, even abandon the idea of doing yoga altogether.
The second option, which is still super beneficial, is to try yoga at home. This can be done through attending online classes, whether through YouTube, or other yoga platforms that share free classes online. After practicing yoga myself for quite some time now, and attending different varieties of classes, I put together an informative infographic with my best tips for yoga beginners.
These are things you may want to remind yourself of whenever you feel that the class is getting difficult, they may also dispel any assumptions you have about yoga.
This collection of tips is an excerpt from my full-fledged infographic on how yoga helps to relieve stress.
If you have been feeling stressed lately, and meditation isn't necessarily getting the job done, it might just happen that you've got some stress stored in parts of your body, and yoga can be an excellent tool to release that stress with.
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