Yoga Tips And Tricks For Beginners
Starting a new journey brings along a lot of excitement, joy, and curiosity. A yoga expedition is no exception. The pleasure of practicing yoga is no less for beginners than the experienced comrades. Patanjali — the codifier of the art had noted that “ When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, and your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
Similarly, when beginners are inspired to go deep into this mystical discipline, a new world opens up for them and they experience multitudinous benefits for the mind and body in the long run. However, yoga newbie also faces a vexatious collection of obstacles. To make your journey more pleasurable and effortless, here are few tips and tricks that you can bank upon.
1.Create Your Own Happy Yogic Space: Create a perfect yoga space for yourself. It could be a corner of the house where you feel the positive vibes most strongly or an empty room that you would like to turn into a yoga hall. Paint the room with vivacious colors that makes you feel fresh and spiritual. Make your place more special by keeping something of a token or an inspiring statue from which you draw inspiration. Make it livelier without disturbing the tone of calm and quietness required for yogic practices.
2.Keep a Yoga Journal: Yoga classes are full of learnings and insights that change the way you perceive yourself and the world. But often or not present experiences are often forgotten in the tensions of tomorrow’s activities. Maintaining your own journal is a good idea. Write down the observations you make while attending the class or moving through the passage and note down the postures you learn. Illustrate the moments you experience and try to capture even those transient shards of ideas that come to you in Dhyana.
3.Invest in Quality Yoga Mat and Essential Ancillaries: For beginners, it may seem like a minor matter but actually, a yoga mat holds great importance. A yoga mat is an object you will get attached to as you practice daily. Therefore, it is important to invest in durable, quality confirming and comfy yoga mat for a lifelong commitment to yoga. Also, it is necessary for the yoga beginners to arrange for a few yoga props and ancillaries. With all the essentials you will feel sufficient to self-practice certain yoga postures any time without having to depend on the yoga instructor.
4.Learn the Sanskrit Pronunciation: Sanskrit is a beautiful language and despite its elegance, it has the tendency to make the novice’s eyes glaze over. The technical and historical terms of yoga are well associated with the Sanskrit language since millennia. Also, mantra chanting is a core aspect of meditation practices. Learning the accurate Sanskrit intonation helps you with effective mantra chanting.
5.Build Yoga -Library: Grab yoga manuals, DVDs on posture and books of eminent authors on yoga and meditation. Subscribe to online websites featuring yoga and lifestyle. Gain deeper perspective on a divine dimension of the practice through readings of Bhagavad Gita. Understand the spiritual practices, meditation, and inlaid philosophy through yoga sutras of Patanjali. Learn about the healing science of Ayurveda and various remedies to cure diseases. Slowly, build your own library and expand your vision.
6.Balance Yoga Postures with Meditation: Bring balance to your yoga asana with meditation that shall engender a sense of well-being in you. Instead of practicing meditation and asana at different time slots, try to make them concurrent.
Lastly, be patient, form healthy habits and practice with good intent for multifarious results. Happy practicing Yogis!
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