Yoga is a form of exercise used to increase strength, flexibility, and VO2 consumption. It helps in shaping the mind and body to attain a life balance.
Daily yoga practice can help you stay more productive, happy and more reasonable, not only to mention the several health benefits it offers. It helps in reducing high blood pressure, increases flexibility, muscle strength, and tone improves respiration energy and fertility, also helps in weight reduction.
All the benefits listed above and many more had been the source of encouragement to several people, especially entrepreneurs, to consider yoga as an important — must-do practice for productivity and maintaining life balance.
As a matter of fact, study according to (NHIS), “National Health Interview Survey” revealed that yoga is the sixth most commonly used complementary health practice for American adults. This survey also found that more than 1.5 million children practice yoga in the previous year.
As a yoga newbie, it’s normal to lack confidence and motivation in the beginning. Most times you feel intimidated by the die-hard yogis who warm up with headstands. But seriously, you shouldn’t be bothered with that; they also started as a beginner before getting to that stage.
The most important thing is to prepare your body and make up your mind to get through the beginner’s stage, and as time passes you’ll naturally find the motivation to practice yoga at will.
Below, therefore, are 5 effective tips for yoga newbies to achieve a life balance.
1. Prepare for it:
Do you know that by spending time out preparing for this exercise, you can actually optimize your yoga experience?
Effective preparation before the exercise brings about optimum results and helps loosen up the body before venturing into the real yoga exercise.
To start with, set up a soft warm-up routine for 5- 15 minutes before starting the real yoga exercise.
Here are few warm-up exercises you can implement:
- Rotate your neck both clockwise and anticlockwise to know if there’s any stiffness.
- Pump your shoulder and shake your hands to shrug off the lethargy
- Message your head, browse, nose and chick
2. Start simple:
Being a yoga expert is not an instantaneous activity. The process starts with being a yoga newbie to becoming an expert. So, start simple!
As humans, we love to get to the peak of our activity even right from scratch, but most times it requires a great commitment by yoga newbies to attain and maintain a balanced life.
“You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great”- Les Brown.
As a newbie, it’s advisable to learn simple yoga posts first before proceeding to the tough ones. So as not to lose motivation at the beginning of your experience.
Besides, you can check this: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Yoga.
3. Get a yoga kit equipment:
As a newbie, there’s high desire to get new steps in yoga practice. It’s more important to acquire yoga kits, in other to get the most effective result out of your practice.
In addition, getting yoga kits gives you a sense of professionalism at the exercise, and as well, protects you from unnecessary injury. While there is some auto transport service that helps customers ship their cars, there are also some shipping services that can help in conveying your yoga kits to you, so worry less about the market.
Here are 5 bit of yoga kit and equipment for beginners.
- Yoga mat: This will provide cushioning on a hard floor and a non-sleep surface for standing. Also, it grants friction, padding and increases safety when doing yoga positioning.
- The Yoga block: Yoga block is also known as foam block. It’ll help stabilize standing positions when you can’t reach the floor easily.
- Bolster: Yoga bolster is used to support the leg, spine or abdomen in certain positions.
- Yoga belt: This type of belt is made of cotton or nylon, it helps to support your back and extend your grasp.
- The Blanket: The yoga blanket keeps you warm and comfortable at the end of each yoga postures.
4. Get and Communicate with a seasoned yoga teacher:
As a newbie it’s important to learn under a good instructor or teacher — that would observe and assist you during practice.
Communicate with a professional yoga instructor if you have any medical condition. It’ll help the teacher to customize a special training that’ll not affect you physically but help your health condition.
One more important thing is to have the ability to say no. If a pose feels wrong or too painful for your health status, communicate with your teacher and say it out, your teacher may know a simple way to help.
5. Be consistent:
As a newbie, it’s important to make sure you practice frequently. Little and often is more effective than an occasional long session of yoga.
Practicing for just 20 minutes daily, with a few well-chosen poses, can have a positive effect on your physical and emotional well being.
Be dedicated to constant practice to strengthen your inner desire. And as time passes, your body will begin to feel comfortable and familiar with the process and the exercise becomes a part of you.
6. Wear a comfortable clothing:
You’ll have to put on a comfortable clothe and put away body gadget like a belt or jewelry as it could get in the way of your yoga practice. You’ll need to stretch your body to different directions, so you must not put on anything that’ll restrict your movement.
It is advisable to wear all natural materials, for example, 100 percent cotton and hemp (which will allow the circulation of air into the entire body) is good for yoga practice.
You can also check various materials to find out the one that best fits you for your yoga activities.
Author: Daniel Moayanda
Dan. is a young strategist, motivational writer and public speaker. He provides entrepreneurs with success strategies and backs it up with the right motivation needed to explore. He also writes about finding a way out of everything in general!