If you start practicing Yoga is one of your goals for this year, and if you have signed up for a gym class or a study in which to receive a professional’s classes, there are certain things you need to know before you get down to business. work. So you do not take surprises and can enjoy this new activity from the first day, take note of these five things you should know before entering your first Yoga class .
What kind of Yoga are you going to practice?
Little or nothing have to do with a Kundalini Yoga class (with physical work but very focused on the energies that flow through the body) with a Vinyasa Flow class (in which the spiritual component of Yoga is anecdotal and is based more on the physical training).
Knowing what kind of Yoga class we are going to attend will assure us not to take surprises later. If you are looking for a very dynamic type of Yoga , you will know that Iyengar Yoga, for example, you will not like it very much.
Is this your definitive teacher?
Finding your definitive Yoga teacher can often be like finding a needle in a haystack: finding a person with whom we connect and who knows how to transmit emotion and knowledge is not always an easy task and can take a while. Encarnos in the position that the first teacher with whom we give a class must be ours can cause some rejection of the activity.
Be patient and, if the first teacher with whom you teach does not convince you, try others. You have to locate the one that explains the movements in an appropriate way and that, in addition, can motivate you to continue .
If you can not do that position, maybe it’s the fault of your equipment
Equipping us properly is important for any sport. The shoes for a runner , for example, are of vital importance: not only will they help you to run better, but they will also contribute to avoid possible injuries. In Yoga the same thing happens with the equipment: in this case the most important thing , the only thing that is practically essential, is the yoga mat or mat .
Investing in a good Yoga mat will benefit us in the long run, since it will help us to do the exercises correctly and in a simpler way. Remember that your mat must be anti-slip (so that your feet and hands do not move in positions like the dog upside down and you do not risk a possible fall) and not very thick (in this way you facilitate the exercises with balances ).
Patience is a virtue
We arrived on the first day of Yoga class and we thought that we would go out there doing the poses of the instagrammers who are dedicated to it . However, we arrive to the class, we extend our mat on the floor and when we want to give you an account, we almost do not reach the floor with our hands . “So how are the photos going to come out?”, We thought desperate.
We must be aware that the images we see on Instagram are always the fruit of the work of many months or even years of Yoga practice : it is not possible to arrive on the first day, especially if we are sedentary people and pretend that everything comes out the same as the professionals. But with a little patience we will improve day by day.
Flexibility is also worked
Possibly the most heard phrase when making excuses not to enter a Yoga class is “is that I have very little flexibility . ” It is also one of the worst excuses you can make, because if there is a basic physical quality in which progress is noticed immediately if we work constantly, that is flexibility.
It is not mandatory to have a lot of flexibility to start practicing Yoga: on the one hand, that flexibility is worked every day and, on the other, there are accessories such as straps or blocks of Yoga, as well as regressions of the exercises, which can be help during the first days.
Do not be afraid to try your first Yoga class , maybe I’ll hook you up!