Hello Yogi and future Yogi!
A question I am very often asked is: How do I start a yoga practice?
What should I do? I can’t do handstands, and/or I’m not flexible enough. Can I still practice yoga?
First, we need to understand that yoga is not about how flexible we are or how perfect our asanas look. I have already mentioned it before (See the link here),
But now I would like to explain it a bit further.
Yoga means Union of Mind, Body and Spirit.
You should think of Yoga as a key to many doors; and those are the doors that will lead you into deeper levels of understanding yourself and your own life.
To start yoga is a very easy process. Just take the Mat, gentle roll it down and focus..
The hardest part is to commit to the practice and follow the discipline. You can start with only one or two times a week and see if you can extend it up to five or even seven days in a row.
Yoga is a lifestyle, your personal journey of understanding yourself, as well as strengthening your body, mind, and spirit.
So, if you want to give it a try, go to the nearest yoga studio and take a class. Listen to your body, follow the instructor, ask questions. The best way to learn something is always by doing it.
Once you notice improvements in your body and your energy levels, you will probably want to go deeper and bring your practice to the next level exploring Yamas and Niyamas.
Yamas and Niyamas are yoga’s ethical guidelines, which will provide you with unique guidance for discovering your true and higher self.
The benefits of yoga are countless. The more you practice, the more you learn. The more balanced, happier and healthier you become.
Give it a try and see it for yourself.