Planning on starting a yoga practice? Whether you are considering taking classes of yoga for beginners, or simply doing it on your own home yoga practice. There are some basic things of yoga that you should know before you start a yoga practice. If you are new to yoga, these seven tips will start you on the road to a more centered life both physically and emotionally, as well as the knowledge that you’ll advantageously be gaining.

1. If you are interested in beginning yoga for its many health benefits you are not alone and More doctors are prescribing yoga therapy for its proven benefits. Yoga has the ability to help reduce insomnia, anxiety, depression, back pain and help reduce risk factors for cardiovascular diseases. However, please discuss with your doctor before starting any yoga practice and make sure you follow your doctor’s recommendations.

2. Listen to your body and be aware of your physical abilities. You don't want to hurt yourself. Make sure the instructor understands your level of experience and any limitations you may have. Don’t allow anyone to push you ahead too quickly. Remember, this is supposed to be fun and relaxing.

3. Find a yoga class that best fits your abilities. Talk to prospective teachers, and decide if this yoga program is suitable for your abilities before you sign up. It’s very important to take it one step at a time. Try a few beginner classes before you attempt more advanced classes. Don’t move ahead too quickly. Allow your body to adjust to your exercises.

4. If you can’t find a class that meets your needs, you can always practice yoga at home. There are many books, programs, and online streaming yoga videos available.
Here are a few beginner yoga classes to get you started.

5. Why not try private lessons? You can book some one-on-one sessions with a teacher in your area. Most yoga instructors offer private classes or can help you design your own program. This is a good way to get started. You can always take group lessons or practice at home after you’ve had private lessons and learned the basics.
6. Eat lightly before practice. Wait at least two hours after meals before yoga class or practice. An empty stomach is best, but don’t let yourself get too hungry to think. You won't be able to focus on the poses or enjoy yourself during the relaxation or meditation exercises.
7. Find a yoga buddy. It’s nice to practice with someone and it will help reduce injuries. It’s also a great way to keep up your enthusiasm and interest.
Now it's time to grab your mat, some water and LETS BEGIN.
the Bubbly Yogi

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