Yoga for beginners
Yoga asanas are one of the best ways to live a peaceful and harmonious life for a long time. In beginner yoga exercises, you should initially focus on the timing of the exercise. Practicing yoga for 30 minutes with a focused mind helps more than spending too much time without focus. If you are a beginner in yoga, punctuality itself will help you build confidence and concentration in all your actions throughout the day.
Time and place
The early morning, preferably before 6:30 am, is actually the best time to start a yoga practice. With a fresh mind and a rested body, you can get back to it! Choose a place that is as quiet and tidy as possible – this will help you get the maximum benefit from your exercises and stay focused.
If you choose to do your yoga exercises later in the day, it is better to do so after 5 pm. Make sure not to start yoga immediately after eating – often as a beginner, it is better to start yoga only 3-4 hours after a big meal.
Quality, not quantity!
As a beginner in yoga, one factor is important: don’t pay too much attention to how long the exercises last. Your focus is only on stretching and bending during training. Concentrate on body movements and breathing to get the most out of your exercises. Do not place too much emphasis on getting the correct position of an asana; for most asanas, you may not be able to achieve 100% perfection in the initial stages. In the beginning, it is more important to build confidence and find your own way within yoga.
It is recommended to do yoga asanas on a good yoga mat so that the legs cannot slip while doing standing asanas. Also wear loose clothing, preferably sleeveless tops, and loose shorts – this will avoid being unnecessarily constrained during the various bends and twists.
What is also important as a beginner is to start with the more comfortable asanas, and not immediately jump into the deep end with the advanced exercises. We suggest that especially in the beginning you pay attention to bending forward, bending backward or twisting, and exhaling while doing these bends. Keep reminding yourself that it doesn’t matter if you don’t get the perfect pose right away – that’s just a matter of time.