How do I start out in Yoga?

@babykay (2133)
Ireland
May 22, 2007 8:34pm CST
I am a complete beginner and have looked at a few sites I have found, none seem to be geared towards beginners. I really want to do some breathing exercises to help with sleepl and relaxation, but am not in a position to go to a class as I am either working or taking care of my baby (no babysitter) so if anyone has any suggestions about basic yoga positions and/or breathing exercises I would be most grateful.
2 responses
@urbandekay (18308)
23 May 07
There is a book, "Light on Yoga" and the shortened version "Concise Light on Yoga" that may help you. Personally, I find the process of making and drinking tea sufficient to realise 4 fold awareness and achieve a deep level of relaxation. all the best urban
@babykay (2133)
• Ireland
23 May 07
what is 4 fold relaxation??
@urbandekay (18308)
24 May 07
Imagine that moment of waking, when is some state not asleep and not awake, you are aware of what? What does it mean to be self-aware? Aware of what? Our body, internally, externally? Of our situation? Physically, socially, existentially? Of ego? Of...? all the best urban
@aggiejoe (800)
• United States
23 May 07
Hey I started with yoga about a year ago and it was tough to find something for beginners but it out there you can go to your local book store and get a book about beginning YOGA and you can also contact the web administrator from the sites that you are interested in and they can tell you abit more about beginning YOGA. I can tell you some relaxation exercises you can do it mainly streching and breathing. email me and I will let you know the steps. My email is mjdc@tds.net