Ever feel like you’re at the end of your tether, frequently dealing with stress and anxiety, as well as a restless mind and are in need of a break? It’s time to give yoga a try. There are reasons behind all the hype enough to convince you to make it part of your lifestyle.
For one, there’s a little bit of something for everyone, no matter the age, so even if you’re not exactly in the best shape or aren’t known for flexibility, you can still make the most of the asanas. Two, you won’t break your bank acquiring the needed yoga equipments.
Starting from the basics, you’d get a mat, and considering the variety is huge, you have the chance to choose based on thickness and materials, along with the colours and patterns. Next, depending on whether you need more help with the balance and stretching you could get stability ball, blocks or stretching strap.
When it comes to other yoga equipments like the clothing you can put on any pair of leggings or pants and shirt that you feel comfortable in and not necessarily have to run to the store to buy. This is what makes yoga available to anyone, and you wouldn’t even have to go to the studios if you aren’t comfortable exercising around others.
You can turn any space in your home into your yoga space, find the books and videos to guide you through the breathing, learning techniques and movements and start practicing. Yes, you don’t need much to turn into a yogi!
Sure, there’s always the chance you’d be doing something wrong and end up with a sprain but that’s what learning more about the fundamentals of yoga is about, analysing the movements well before actually doing them to prevent injuries.
This is how you also learn the importance of patience, not forcing yourself into doing some asana if your body isn’t exactly prepared for it; start from the basics instead of focusing on more complex poses right away.
It’s about giving yourself the time needed for your body to collaborate, so you can have body, mind and soul synced. Slow and steady does it and before you know it, you’d be making progress on your own.
Breathe in and breathe out steadily, and don’t push yourself if you find you’re getting tired of a certain pose – you’re your own instructor, so you get to determine your daily yoga time.