Beginner Tips for Doing Yoga

Give a Perfect Flight to your Yoga Dream

You can hardly disagree when a fit person says that ‘Yoga se hoga’. Yoga is an ancient alternative to modern workouts that is accepted and practices by millions around the globe. Along with assuring you a toned physique, yoga also combats diseases. You may also get inspired to practice yoga after knowing such wonderful benefits of this practice. Let this blog help you acquire knowledge on how to get going as a yoga beginner.

Appoint a yoga teacher

You may not be able to enjoy yoga if you are not sure of what to do and how to do when you start with this life changing experience. Also, unawareness about holding the pose correctly or right breathing will not help much. It is best to appoint a yoga teacher to have a smooth beginning as a yoga practitioner. You can also find lots of videos on YouTube which can guide through the beginners’ poses.

Don’t overexert yourself

You may feel enthusiastic at the start and may wish to have a flexible body as soon as possible. However, remember that taking one step at a time does wonders. You can go beyond your comfort zone to add spark to yoga. But, when you feel like your breath is jagging or uneven, it means your body is over-exerted.

Warm-up well

A warm-up right before practicing yoga loosens up your body and makes it easy for the yoga poses. You can do the below mentioned warm-ups:

  1. Massage the head, nose, cheeks and brows.
  2. Rotate neck clockwise as well as anticlockwise to ensure there is no stiffness.
  3. Shrug off lethargy by pumping shoulders and shaking hands.

Wear loose clothes

The body flexes most when you wear loose clothes. Hence, get on the yoga mat dressed in comfortable clothes only. Make sure not to wear belts or jewellery while practicing yoga.

Stay light before doing yoga

According to the yoga experts, one must practice yoga on an empty stomach or after 2 or 3 hours of having a meal. Moreover, drinking three to four litres of water is recommended for the yoga practitioners throughout the day to flush the toxins out of the body that are released while practicing yoga.


Get the right yoga equipment

  1. Yoga mat: A yoga mat is a must-have as it offers non-slip surface and cushioning on the hard floor.
  2. Yoga strap: This equipment helps reach out to and hold a leg, hand or foot.
  3. Yoga block: With the help of this equipment, you can stabilize yoga poses when you cannot reach the floor easily.
  4. Yoga bolster: This yoga equipment supports your legs, abdomen and spine in certain poses.

You should also breathe deeper and easy as well as relax the body while practicing yoga. Furthermore, don’t compare yourself to others. Some of your yoga partners may be experienced and will be able to do their poses more easily than you. Regular practice and unflinching determination is what brings success. So, don’t try to race towards the body you wish to have, instead give yourself enough time and slowly but steadily keep marching towards your goal.

Content Reviewed by – Asian Hospital Medical Editors