If you are completely new to you but are excited to try it, there are a few things you need to know about before you get started. Whether you take classes or not it is important to understand it first. P&C Rehabilitation Services wants to give you some advice about yoga exercises.
First of all, you need to establish what you are going to wear. You cannot practice yoga in jeans or any kinds of pants and sneakers. Nope, that is a wrong approach, you need to practice yoga barefoot. Not even socks. There are special kind of yoga pants that you can buy in stores. But as a beginner you can wear some comfortable pants that are very stretchable. Also, avoid wearing a large, wide shirt because it won’t make you feel comfortable and it will be difficult for you to perform certain exercising if you wear wide clothes. It is for the best to wear a sports bra.
What should you bring with you? That is a question that all yoga beginners what to know the answer to. The most important thing is to bring a big towel with you, or better, bring two towels. One of the face and the other for the body. Other important thing is to bring water with you if the place where you are having classes does not offer water. And that’s it. You don’t need anything else. Just relax and enjoy.
How to prepare yourself? The most important thing is to be very careful with the food. It is not advisable to eat heavy meals before you go practicing. You can eat some light food or 1 – 2 fruits that will make you feel better. Before you begin with the yoga exercises it is important to do some warm – up exercises to warm your muscles. But you will probably do that with the instructor. In case they do not perform these exercises, remind them of how important it is to warm your body up before exercising. Also, if you are practicing a yoga outside, do it outside. Bring your yoga mat with you and go in the nature that will motivate you do practice it every day. This will make you connect to the nature which will give you a pleasant, relaxing feeling.
So, if you are practicing at home it is important to watch videos of professionals who perform yoga exercises and follow them carefully. This is important, because if you do not perform the exercise on the right way, it may cause some injuries. But if you are practicing these exercises with an instructor make sure you do not look on the right or left side. Just listen to the instructor and follow everything he/ she does or says. Yes, it is normal to look around so that you can see how other people are doing, but what it is most important is to learn how to perform the yoga exercises without getting hurt.