So, I’ve being doing yoga on and off for just over a year. I’m slowly progressing, gradually getting more flexible and able to do more difficult poses. So I thought now would be the perfect time to share what I’ve learnt during this time.
You don’t need to be flexible to do yoga
Sure, this is the impression we all get from Instagram pictures, which I’m sure we all imagine we look like when doing yoga. But the truth is we don’t, and that’s okay.
Yoga is about union and balance. Yoga needs an equal balance of flexibility and strength. If you’re flexible, you just need to work on your strength, and if you’re strong, you need to work on your flexibility. Aim to achieve the perfect balance of flexibility, strength and patience, and you’ll be great!
“A little progress each day adds up to big results”
There are some great beginner poses for those who are new to yoga, or for those of you who like me like to keep your feet on the ground!
“It’s going to be hard, but hard is not impossible”
You can’t start yoga expecting to be brilliant straight away. Give yourself time to learn.
“Strive for progress, not perfection”
A little progress each day adds up to big results! The more you practice, the better you will be.
I like my own company
Yoga gives me a chance to get some time to myself and just simply relax (and sometimes listen to music). You can just forget about your worries and… breathe.
Don’t feel like you have to go to a class to learn yoga. Books are great to learn from, you can learn the basic poses. I love my book, ‘The Easy Yoga Workbook’ by Tara Fraser. It means I can easily do yoga at home.
Yoga is good for your mind, body and soul
Yoga increases your physical activity, including your strength, flexibility and balance. It can also be beneficial for people with high blood pressure, heart disease, lower back pain, depression and stress.
Thanks for reading my blog!