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Advice for Yoga Beginners | 5 Yoga Tips for Beginners | Suggestions for How to Start Yoga

Hi, I'm Christina and welcome to my channel ChriskaYoga! in today's video

I will be discussing my five tips for yoga beginners

See the things that I wish I would have known when I first started out with my yoga journey if you haven't checked it out

Already I posted my yoga story

Basically in that video. I share how my first experience with yoga

I didn't really like it and I opted for a long period Of time before I started up again

so these are things that I wish I would have known so maybe I would have just stuck with it and kept going instead of

Taking a break in between and just stopping waiting so long to start up again. So if you're a

Yoga beginner if you're new to yoga

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So let's get into my five tips for yoga beginners number one is listen to my words

Instead of looking at my body take a look at my body in the pose when I'm demonstrating

for an example

But I would say listen to my instructions more carefully because I'm not perfect my body is not

Perfectly aligned and my body is still working towards more flexibility more strength

I do have some flexibility and I do have some strength

But it took me a long time to get there, and it's going to take me a long time to get even better

so I know how the body needs to be in order to stay safe and

Achieve the pose correctly in the right way

And I think about what I say when I instruct you into a yoga pose

Saying this as a yoga teacher when I am giving yoga instruction, yoga Asana actions

I put a lot of thought into what I'm saying and the instructions are carefully

Constructed so that you are able to achieve

Your optimal yoga pose sometimes my body may not

Look the way your body is going to look and that's totally fine which brings me to my next point a little bit

But just hold on for a second with that another point to this is that I notice a lot of students when I'm teaching life

classes

They're in their head way too much

I can be looking straight at someone with their left arm raised, and I can say raise your right arm

They are just so focused on what's going on in their head, and I can just repeat that phrase raise your right arm

Raise your right arm, raise your right arm, and they're still with that left arm straight up above their head

It's just so funny how I do this as well

We're just always in our head, and we're focused on what's going on in our mind. We're so focused on

Other things when we're in a yoga class need to listen a little bit more carefully to the instructions of the yoga teacher

We all do it as I said I do this as well when I am a student in class, but it is super important

especially if you're a yoga beginner

Just learning the poses keeps those ears peeled and listen really carefully to the instructions of your yoga teacher

My number two tip is don't judge a pose by the way it look this could go two ways

You could look at a pose and say that is way too hard

And I'm never going to do that or you can look at a pose and say that is super easy. Let's go for it

I'm ready another looks too easy even

But poses can be deceiving and as we all know the phrase don't judge a book by its cover

The same goes for Yoga poses don't judge a yoga pose by the way it looks

Especially by the way it looks on someone else's body was completely

Different to you or by the way it looks in an illustration you might be online or in a book

Illustrations are not always accurate in terms of anatomy, and other people's bodies will often not look like yours

So don't judge a yoga pose by the way. It looks give it a try try it out for yourself

You can look up post tutorials online

And you can reference a book the instructions of a book and try it out for yourself

You can ask a yoga teacher

To instruct you on how to do the pose and try it out for yourself before you make a judgement about it

Which brings me to my next point?

Which is my number three tip so you don't like the yoga pose that means that you need it for instance?

There's a pose called king arthur. I discussed this on my instagram a little while ago

There's a pose called king arthur that I've done a tutorial about on this channel

Few Years ago now it is a very intense and deep quad stretch and

Sitting down all day, especially now

I'm sitting down on my computer a lot my quads and my hip flexors are very tight king arthur is

Really tough for me, and I hate doing that pose

It is something that I dread doing and I don't do it nearly as often as I should

But since I know that I feel this way about this pose

I also know that this is opposed that I really need the most

This is something that my body is in need of my body is in need of more

Flexibility and openness and ease in my hip flexors and in my clogs

So this is definitely opposed that I should be doing more often

So this is just an example everyone is tight in different places everyone is more flexible in different places

So some poses will be a little bit easier for you in some poses will be a little bit more challenging

I would say the ones that are more

Challenging are the ones generally that you need to practice the most and they may turn out to be your favorite poses

by number 4 tips for yoga beginners is don't rush and be

patient so especially when you're in yoga beginner, you might not be

Accustomed to holding poses for long periods of time apply in my beginners poses

I like to add some movement a little bit especially in the warrior poses

I add a modification and add some dynamic movement to make it a little bit easier to hold suppose or to

in the photos

but when you get a little bit more advanced maybe the strong beginner or intermediate

Level you need to get a little bit more accustomed to holding the poses for longer periods of time

So when you're a beginner is great to pay attention to when you want to rush out of a yoga pose

Try to be patient and hold it for just a bit longer than you normally would want to

content with yourself is focusing on your breath drawing your attention away from

The fact that you're uncomfortable or you're feeling more fatigued

Maybe and trying to focus on your breathing

instead also another aspect of this tip is be patient with yourself in terms of

Achieving certain yoga poses for instance sometimes we might get frustrated maybe let's say

We're trying to achieve Handstand or Headstand or any of the inversions or deeper back bends?

and we might be

Discouraged because they're not coming as fast as we would like them to come I would just say be a little bit more patient with

Yourself I know it's frustrating and everyone's body is different

But might take you a little bit longer to achieve this pose

And you would like to but I would just say be persistent keep

Practicing and be patient with yourself and don't rush into anything because this could cause injury

So you want to be safe and you want to ease yourself into a yoga pose?

perhaps if you're trying to do Handstand

You might not be quite ready to go upside down and support all of your weight with just your hands and arms

You might need to build some more upper body strength and do some more of the preparatory

Poses in order to achieve that pose ultimately you just need to ease yourself into it and be more patient with yourself

So you will get there eventually?

Just be patient and my final number five tips for yoga beginners is to start out at home

Everyone is different, but if you're new to yoga

It is likely that you might be a bit

Self-conscious you might not want to jump right into a big group yoga class if you aren't familiar with the poses yet

So practicing yoga at home might be a great way

Another way that you can do this if you're feeling self-conscious is to get a yoga private lesson

most Yoga studios their teachers offer

Private lessons you can find tons of yoga teachers in your area that offer private lessons by just doing a simple Google search

Private lessons are always a great way to start out if you're able to they can be a bit pricier

which is why practicing at home with yoga videos on YouTube or even yoga programs online or a great way to

Start out as well a bit more of a cost effective option

So I hope you enjoyed those 5 tips and I could get into way more detail into all the topics that I discussed

But that would be a very very long video

So if you would like me to go into depth into any of those topics that I discuss in this video

Let me know in the comments down below, and I will do my best to make that video for you

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