This is the advice I give to all beginner yoga students. These three things can help you get started with a lifelong yoga practice.
I’ve been a practicing yogi since 2008. I remember the day of my first yoga class because it left a significant impression on me.
I was completely captivated and fascinated by my first yoga experience, and I wanted more. Like a cloud in harmony with the fluctuations of the wind, I floated out of class that evening.
When I got home, I read my horoscope and it mentioned yoga!
I knew this was a symbol of my next step, and I couldn’t wait to share this highly customizable practice with other people.
The three simple tips below are what every new yoga student should know before beginning a yoga practice. These are the same things I brought with me to my first class as a student and the same things I carry with me today.
Have an open mind.
Listen to your body and what it needs to help you stay safe.
I go into more detail about the profound impact yoga has on my life in my award-winning book 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas.
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Practice It: Carry a Sense of Wonder Wherever You Go
“Why?” is my favorite question because I am genuinely curious about how things and thoughts originate and the underlying meaning of them all.
Carry this same sense of curiosity with you today, asking “Why?” frequently. If a judgmental thought starts to sneak in, replace it with curiosity and compassion.
As always, check with your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine.