Published on August 27th, 2012 | by Miss Be Fit0
GO & LEARN – It’s that Simple
So, you have landed on my blog because you are either curious, interested or already practicing Yoga. In my experience as a student and a teacher of yoga, I have had the opportunity to meet many different types of people all around the globe who practice yoga in one form or another.
I am always surprised to hear peoples stories about how when they began they were reluctant to because; they were not religious, flexible, some even simply said “I don’t know how to do yoga” in the beginning as if it was an impossible obstacle. Maybe it felt so at the time for them, but like any new sport or activity, you have to do two main easy things; GO & LEARN, and remember this “activity” has no scoreboard or points to be given, so you can just relax and try it out.
Do not be easily deterred. Sounds really hard I know, but in all fairness no one can do advanced positions in the beginning or remember every move. It’s just like learning to ride a bike, you start out aiming to simply stay moving and upright, then later as you become more comfortable you start to try to ride maybe with one hand or no hands at all. The principal in Yoga is the same, you need to learn the basics and become comfortable and then the world of Yoga will open for you.
When it comes to flexibility, yoga may scare some people. I have seen the crazy images on the internet with outrageous positions. What it does not say below is “I have been practicing yoga in many forms for 10 years) for example. These are not beginners moves. There are still days where I cannot even touch my own toes, and I have been practicing for years. Yoga is not a one size fits all routine , in yoga you modify the positions and time length to suit your capabilities, flexibility and body type.
I am a yoga teacher, but have taken some traditional Asanas and made them more high intensity “yoga bursts” in order to create a quick, intense, fat burning workout. I believe that traditional yoga practice on top of the 12 minute routine is an excellent routine for the road to wellbeing.
Yoga is good for breathing, strength, endurance, balance, blood circulation, rehabilitation, it detoxifies your muscles and joints, improves posture, expands aerobic capacity and well very honestly you will sleep better and feel less stressed.
So, if you are on the fence still try out some of my Sun Salutations or use the modified moves to start in my mid level videos. Questions? Comments? We would love to hear from you, hear your successes and failures or you follow us online on Facebook for daily motivation tips and more great info.
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