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Old 01-22-2009, 05:16 PM
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Find a quiet place in your home that is not in your office bedroom or workout space in which you can practice yoga. You will need somewhere away from things that will distract you such as noises, electronics, and family members.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:34 PM
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No matter how advanced you are – always warm up with simpler postures. Once you have done this then you can more on to more difficult ones. This will help you prevent injury.
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The clothing that is recommended for doing yoga should be comfortable and loose but form-fitted.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:34 PM
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Take the time to read as much as you can about yoga. Find a good book or two that will tell you about the many benefits of yoga. You should also find a book that is a good instructional guide that has visual depictions of the poses.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:34 PM
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Yoga comes in many different forms, each emphasizing something different – such as stretching or strength. Make sure you do some research to determine which one is best for you.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:35 PM
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Research teachers in your area. Each teacher has a different style of teaching. If you end up in a class with someone who’s style you do not like, then doing yoga is not going to be beneficial. Find someone you like and that will give you individual attention should you want or need it.
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If you are taking a class, it is very important to arrive on time. Each pose and position is done in a specific order for a reason. If you try and jump in in the middle, you might cause yourself harm.
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Yoga is a life-long practice. Do not get frustrated if you cannot master a position after the first few tries. It can take months to master something that your instructor makes look easy when they do it. Keep in mind they are your teacher for a reason – they have been doing yoga for a while.
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Yoga can be done even if you have an illness or injury. Just talk to your doctor and your instructor and they can help tailor a routine just for you.
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Listen to your body while performing a pose or position. Learn the difference between feeling the position stretching you, and pain. You should never feel pain while performing Yoga. Pain signals that either you are not ready for this pose, or you are not doing something right. Talk to your instructor and ask them.
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:41 PM
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Before you arrive at your very first class, do some reasearch and familiarize yourself with some of the most basic poses. Also dont be scared to tell your instructor that it is your first day of class. This way they will be more willing to help you make sure you are dong the poses properly.
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The best time to do yoga is in the morning right before breakfast. The morning is when you feel most limber, relaxed and fresh.
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Remember that the whole point of yoga is to cleanse your body, mind, and spirit. If you are getting frustrated because you cannot achieve a certain pose, per the definition of yoga, don't worry about it. Simply move onto another pose. With enough practice, thought, and concentration, either you will eventually get there, or you will find a better pose for your needs.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:22 PM
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Some Yoga websites will often have videos and pictures of yoga poses and stances to help you as you stretch. There are even some sites that will also help you compile a workout chart tailored for people who are just beginning, want strength training, flexibility training, or focus on a certain area of the body.
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While performing Yoga, your breathing should be long and deep. Keep your mouth closed and breathe through the nose.
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