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YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: 7 TIPS FOR STARTING YOGA FOR THE FIRST TIME



1. START WITH ACCEPTANCE


Yoga is more than just a form of exercise.

It's a way of existing in the world.

A way of being, so to speak.

The word yoga itself means "union" in Sanskrit.

Union among all aspects of your life.

When you live in a state of union, or yoga, there is no separation between your thoughts and your present state.

That means, no whining and wistful thinking about the way things should or ought to be.

While this mindset can take years to cultivate, you can get started before ever stepping foot on a yoga mat.

Take a moment to appreciate your body, your life, and your circumstances.

Exactly as they are. Right now.


2. RELEASE EXPECTATIONS


3. UNDERSTAND THE CORE OF YOGA

Yoga is not about extreme flexibility or contorting your muscles and spine into fancy shapes.

It's about breathing, finding inner strength through meditation, and creating freedom in the body with basic yoga poses.

It's truly that simple.


4. NOTICE YOUR BREATHING


5. GET COMFORTABLE IN STILLNESS


6. LEARN BASIC YOGA POSES


7. FIND BEGINNER CLASSES