Before Joining Yoga Classes

To have fun and benefit from yoga, you need to be well prepared. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind before joining yoga classes.

Do Yoga Classes On Empty Stomach

It’s better to stop eating 2-3 hours before exercising yoga which could enable your body to be bent to the specified postures. This is important because the blood and nutrients which should have been supplied to your brain and limbs will be employed when your digestive system is working, as a result, your body will benefit less from doing yoga. If you are too rush to have meals, it’s acceptable to eat a banana 20 minutes before you begin exercising which could keep off hunger while avoiding dyspepsia.

Choose One That Fits You

Yoga classes can be divided into many categories like traditional yoga, Hatha yoga, Jnana yoga, Bhakti yoga, Bikram yoga and so on, and not all of them are suitable for you. Find something that is truly in line with your needs is necessary. You can also check different yoga styles by following free online yoga videos on YOME.

Avoid Comparing Yourself To Others

Yoga is something that focuses on inner peace, not some kind of competitive race. If you compare yourself to the other trainees while practicing, your mood will be affected which as a result will lead to unhealthy mentality like competition, emulation, pride, etc., they will damage your focus and learning motivation. Instead, what you should do is to compare today with your performance yesterday so that you can make progresses.

Cut Your Coat According To Your Cloth

Each one varies in the softness, endurance as well as learning ability, so it’s important to practice yoga on the basis of your own physical stamina. You should by no means be anxious for success or overestimating your capability. Never follow your teachers or senior trainees blindly to challenge highly difficult yoga poses, you are only to improve the risk of getting hurt from that.

Please Note Safety

Generally speaking, yoga is for all ages. However, people with heart disease, hypertension, amotio retinae and pregnancy should pay more attention to safety. That’s because certain breathing or gestures will cause pressure to the body and this could discomfort them. Hence they should consult their doctors before joining classes and afterwards inform the teachers of their health status so that they can make appropriate adjustments accordingly.

Do Not Give Up

Just like the other games, there are no means to achieve your goals overnight. With the different practice methods and personal physical situations, people may get different efficacy from doing yoga. But only if you insist it and do yoga classes on a regular basis, you can get what you want.

Don’t be Shy

You may not have a svelte figure as the others, but you have to believe that each one could perform well in doing yoga in spite of her waistline. Actually, studies have proved that doing yoga really plays a part in helping people lose weight.

For European yogis, don’t forget to take your Ehic card with you while doing so because it may save you lots of money and time. Ehic card also covers emergency healthcare, maternity care etc. whilst on holiday in Europe.


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