Yoga for Beginners

Yoga Guide for Beginners

Yoga originates from Sanskrit, and the word literally means “too join” or “too unite”.  Yoga is a form of exercise that requires total body control and discipline of uniting your own consciousness with the energy that surrounds you from the Universe.

There are six branches of yoga;

  • Raja Yoga
  • Karma Yoga
  • Bhakti Yoga
  • Jnana Yoga
  • Tantra Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga

 Most people are more familiar with Hatha yoga, this is a combination of different branches mixed together. If you have seen yoga before you would have witnessed the taught straining flexibility and it’s impossible posture positions. Yoga training will prepare, relax and  improve your physical health and well being, focusing on breathing techniques exercises that will relax your body muscles, de-stress and meditate. Improving your mental and spiritual health exercising  through training your consciousness to achieve spiritual tranquility, giving you more healthier inner peace  that lowers the blood pressure..

Yoga training not only exercises your external body muscle legs, bum, shoulder ,but also help train your internal muscles organs like heart, lungs, liver.

Physical benefits from yoga include;
  • Improved flexibility, strength, posture and  circulation
  • Healthier and more effective lung, oxygen function
  • lower  risk of developing heart disease
  • Yoga can decrease your stress levels
  • Improve your mental focus and mood
  • Help fight depression

If you want to get started with yoga we recommend you find a local class.

1.First it’s important to find a legitimate REPs yoga instructor

This is easy, either click on the link above or go to the http://www.exerciseregister.org/. Here you will find your nearest fully qualified yoga trainer.  A fully qualified trainer will guide you through routines properly.

2. Consult first with your doctor

Then make sure your physically fit, check with your local doctor as if you have suffered from injuries or illness previously this can effect your physical  ability.

3. Warm up

Do a good warm up before engaging exercises, this is important because if you move straight into a yoga position without warming the muscles you can cause yourself serious injury. Avoid unnecessary injury that might incur especially if you haven’t done the routines properly.

 

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