“Yoga is about clearing away whatever s I us that prevents our living in the most full and whole way.” – Cybele Tomlinson
So, we have all heard about the benefits of yoga & meditation. We also hear do this or don’t do that when it comes to yoga & meditation. Should I take pre-recorded online classes I find on youtube or should I find a teacher? If I find a teacher what style of yoga is best for me.
Well first BREATHE! It all starts with you. This are all questions I am sure that are running through your head and more than likely the number one reason you are looking into getting started in yoga/meditation is for stress reduction. So, don’t make it more stressful. Life is stressful enough and you don’t want to add this on your plate.
Yoga & Mediatation, let’s lay it all on the mat…
What are you looking to accomplish by practicing?
Fitness, stress reduction, increase flexibility, inter peace, etc.
So, what class do I choose?
Choosing a class closely aligns with your answer to the 1st
Yes, there a many different styles of yoga & meditation. For example if you are looking for relaxation and stress relief you might want to look into classes that are slow moving that allows your body to move into a pose and hold. Research different styles.
Meet the Yoga & Meditation matt
Introduce yourself to the teacher before class if in person or private online.
This builds a repour with the teacher and also gives you a chance to let them know if you have any injuries or limitations.
This also gives you a chance to interview the teacher to see if you will be a good fit for their style.
Yoga and meditation is your journey and yours alone. Remember when you are in class it isn’t a competition with others in the class and most importantly not a competition with yourself.
A good teacher will provide instructions to help you modify poses and help you on your journey.
Educate yourself by asking questions, reading and committing to the practice.
All in all choosing to practice yoga/meditation is your choice. Your journey! Your path. It doesn’t have to be stressful. It should be relaxing and above all FUN!!!! By committing to any practice it is a lifestyle change.