Beginners guide to learn basics of yoga

Are you learning yoga for the first time? Well, let us inform you that it is a great choice. This activity helps you find your inner peace and that in a very subtle way. The poses of yoga are very comfortable and you would love to follow them closely. Remember, you’re going to start an exercise that is both spiritual and physically very beneficial. So even if you start small, you will benefit a long way through beginners Yoga. But to ensure that you carry out the yoga practises for long, remember to follow these basic tips or keep in mind when you are practising this activity.

beginners yoga
beginners yoga

Understand the concept of Yoga first

Every beginner’s Yoga guide will advise you to first get acquainted with its true meaning. Yoga basically means union in the Sanskrit language. So, when you practise this activity, you are uniting your soul and body power and benefiting your entire persona through these poses. You should also be aware that there are no restrictions on the time, day, and week and hours you dedicate to it. Basically, the more, the better! And yes, you don’t bear any side effects of practising yoga unless you are doing it drastically wrong! 

Release the fear and expectations

If you have any fear or misconceptions about yoga in your mind, then we suggest you release them all. You are only bounding yourself by an unpractical expectation that you will be able to lose ten kgs by performing yoga in a month or something like this, then you are never going to gain the actual benefits of this activity. If you have some expectations, release them. Even with the stereotypes and prejudices in your mind about this activity, it’s time for you to leave them all before starting this activity.

Understand the core idea of yoga

Almost all of the beginner’s yoga poses involve the stillness of your entire body and making them work together. You have to understand this core idea before you start practising it regularly. If your body parts don’t coordinate when you practice yoga, you will not benefit entirely from this activity.

Get a habit of stillness

Yoga involves getting acquainted with stillness and peace and managing your power of breathing. This practice improves your concentration power a lot. If you want to practise it correctly, you have to get a habit of staying still peaceful and relaxed for a long period of time.

Beginners guide to learn basics of yoga
Beginners guide to learn basics of yoga

Start with easy poses

Beginner’s yoga always starts with easy poses. We suggest you stick to them. Once you learn to ace them perfectly, trying the complex ones will become easier and quicker. 

Apart from all these, remember to get some good guidance to practice yoga perfectly. Since you are a newbie, you might not know everything correctly about this practice and you are bound to make some mistakes. And who knows, you might leave Yoga entirely because of these errors and their effects on your body and soul. So, start with slowly, under expert training and stay long, benefitting from yoga! 

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. Alpana Deo says:

    Beautifully penned post. Before starting to practice Yoga, on must understand the core of this word and its purpose. And then only they can draw most benefits out of it.

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  2. Great tips. yes, starting yoga practice without learning basics is risky and even may cause injuries too. you have explained all basics so well in this post. will help lots of people who want to start their yoga journey.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s the idea 🙂

  3. Not everyone likes to do yoga as a form of exercise. As it requires patience and time to master it. You have really explained to new comers how to embrace this beautiful Way of life we should all adopt.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      I am happy if it helps the beginners 🙂

  4. Judy Morris says:

    Agreed that many people start with yoga and don’t the basic principles of it like the correct way of breathing. Also starting with simple pose is a great idea to avoid injury.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totally, safety first

  5. Cindy Dsilva says:

    Very good tips. I wanted to start doing yoga for the longest time. I just cannot get myself to start without having company. I should take tips from here and start now.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That would be awesome, good luck

  6. Kavita Singh says:

    Learning about yoga is on my this year’s wishlist. I am definitely saving it too and would love to share it with my friends 🙂

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great, thank you

  7. Neha Tambe says:

    Very well said. I have just started yoga and I have been going to a good trainer and i can see the difference. Learning online or trying to do something on your own can do more harm than good if we aren’t careful about the postures and stretch.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      You said it all 🙂

  8. jhilmil bhansali says:

    I agree with your point, many start quickly and even leave practicing yoga more quickly. The reason being lack of guidance and rushing to do many aasan at an early stage .

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Totaaly, safety first

  9. Sumita Mallick says:

    Well said dear. Do agree with you on the mistakes part as well. People never understand practice makes a them perfect. I have joined mindfit classes too.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great to know

  10. Sneha says:

    This is definitely helping beginners to start yoga and yoga is such a great practice tool inculcate in your life I have been doing yoga ever since I was a kid

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Woww thats inspiring

    2. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s great!

  11. Neha Sharma says:

    Wow, you explained it so well, beginners will surely benefit from this information. I have heard that yoga is all about focussing on breathing and once you get the hang of it, the poses become easy. I am always amazed to see people doing complex yoga poses with such ease.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      Patience and practice is the key

  12. This is such an important blog. I really recommended everyone I meet to try yoga and people don’t know where to start. Will share this blog with them.

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That would be sweet of you. Thanks

  13. A post that everyone who starts with yoga learning must read. Understanding the concept and not hurrying to master quickly is definitely a lesson everyone must know

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  14. MeenalSonal says:

    You said it right, before practising Yoga one has to understand it and start with easy poses to continue the practice with a dedication.

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  15. This is such an informative and relevant post. I am a yoga trainer and would send this post to my new joinees

    1. Afreen Ansari says:

      That’s sweet of you. Thanks

  16. Afreen Ansari says:

    That’s a nice habit

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