Yoga for beginners

Philippines
September 29, 2010 8:41am CST
What type of Yoga style would you recommend for beginners who are not at all familiar with the routine and flexible enough to do complicated stretches and poses?
6 responses
@Jotomy (6355)
• India
29 Sep 10
Hi hippiemomdiaries, YOGA is a great exercise for the body and mind. Through yoga we can increase our philosophical, external powers of the mind and also courage. Yoga means concentration of mind. In the beginning we must do simple asanas, in the early hours of the day. Since there will be fresh air, it gives a pleasure to mind, running, jogging etc., for a few minutes, the blood circulation will be imporved. This is only a preplan. And the difficult asanas must be learnt through a teacher only. If practiced for a day, then may be followed easily. By practice we can achieve success. For any one yoga should be done before sun rise or before sun set with empty stomach. Warm up should be there, otherwise you can't do asanas well. I will recommend for the beginners, to start with Padmasana, vajrasana, then surya namaskara and breathing exercise like Pranayama, shavasana, etc., If you do all these regularly with very slow movements then you will get flexible body you can also stretch your body in a good way. All the best if you are beginner but it should be under the preservation and instruction of a good yoga teacher later you can practice at home comfortably.
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
Wow, you really know about this stuff. Thank you so much for a short yet very comprehensive set of tips. I will definitely take note of all these. very helpful indeed!
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@Jotomy (6355)
• India
1 Oct 10
thanks for BR...
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
29 Sep 10
Well, I think there are several different poses that would work for you. When I started looking into yoga, what I did was that I looked for yoga videos online (Youtube has some, for instance) and learned the basics there. Then I continued doing the poses I felt worked for me on my own. (and eventually I got some yoga DVDs too, but that was much later) So I think that is a great way to get started!
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
Oh yeah! the youtube idea would be a good place to start so i won't spend for it :-) thanks for this!
@soulist (2987)
• United States
19 Apr 12
I did the same thing. I found videos on Netflix and did some of them. A lot of videos/DVD's show moderations for the different poses so when you begin to the poses you can start at your pace and move with your body to get the most out of the exercise without straining my muscles.
• United States
30 Sep 10
I download yoga videos for free on iTunes. Just open up your iTunes and look for Tara Stiles. Most of her stuff is pretty easy and you can pick and choose what you want to do. Not that she doesn't have anything challenging anyway.
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
Thanks for the helpful tip! I'll remember that name, Tara Stiles.
• United States
29 Sep 10
I don't know much about yoga but I think you should work on the breathing first. Focus it on your diaphragm instead of the nose and mouth. It is really hard but really worth accomplishing.
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
Yeah, I heard breathing is the most basic requirement to master yoga. thank you for pointing this out :-)
@Sgoessi (78)
• Switzerland
12 Mar 13
Yoga is one of the great exercises for our body as well as mind. It provide us calm mind, positive energy, increase memory power. According to me beginners start yoga with breathing and Padmasana pose. - http://www.ataia-yoga.ch/
29 Aug 12
Yoga is very useful for health.breathing exercises in yoga are very useful for functining of our lungs and heart.Yoga can will power becomes strong through it is practice .It makes the life meaningful and social.