Are you interested in yoga for quite some time now? Are you interested in its benefits, philosophy, and lifestyle? Here are a few tips by Gyan Yog Breath on how to start your yoga practice properly:
The best time to start yoga is in the morning from 5 am to 8 am. Yes, it’s very early but that is the time of the day when your body and organs wake up and the earth atmosphere releases the most suitable energy. The sun rises and the animals wake up.
Ideally, you should drink a glass of water and empty your bowels. If that doesn’t work on the first day, just try this routine continuously and see what happens after 1-2 weeks. You can also add a little lemon to your water.
For your yoga practise, wear comfortable lose and light clothes and come to your mat. There are many varieties of yoga mats, the best ones are made of cotton or natural rubber.
Sit in meditation pose and close your eyes. Try to center yourself, straighten your spine and breathe deeply in and out. Inhale and exhale completely. Try to sit like this without opening your eyes for 5-10 minutes. Now you can start warming up your body. Rotate your shoulders, wrists, ankles, hips, and neck. Stretch your arms up and extend your spine. Warm up your knees, thighs, and back. Now you can do 6 rounds of Surya Namaskar (=Sun Salutation). Remember to begin with the right leg and then change to the left leg.
After you can hold plank pose for 5-10 seconds and the rest in child pose. You can repeat this 5 times and the come into your final savasana. Put some relaxation music on and fully release all tension for the next 10 minutes.
If you are a complete beginner and don’t know about sun salutation and other poses, we recommend to take up professional 200 yoga teacher training classes nearby you or join a Yoga Teacher Training India at Gyan Yog Breath, during your next holiday! If you build a strong base of yoga practice and knowledge, you will avoid injuries related to the wrong yoga practice