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Beginning Yoga Class

The word 'yoga' means 'union' - uniting every part of ourselves - so we can feel inner peace. There are number of yoga classes and training centers going on to help them focus, lose weight or stop smoking.

What's your motivation for starting yoga classes?

Initially, ask yourself why you want to start a yoga class. Do you want to reduce stress? Get the ease and super fit in? Keep your back or neck pain? Calm your thoughts? Get in touch with your inner wisdom? Be honest with yourself really, as these questions will help you find the right style for your type.

Chose the right school of yoga

There are dozens of yoga styles around, each with different benefits. Some (such as Astanga vinyasa yoga) is a very physically demanding, and others were detained in a heated room (Bikram Yoga), while others focus on the movements and gentler treatment (Dru Yoga) or meditation and chanting (kundalini). Some classes in Hatha Yoga, which is likely to be reasonably nice and accessible for most fitness levels.

Get to know the teacher

Before you commit to a period of yoga classes, and arrange a meeting yoga teacher and discuss your requirements. Ask questions too - make sure they are qualified with yoga school that is accredited with an international body such as the Yoga Alliance. Check their position of safety is, and many people are injured each year from more than stretching or straining when not fully prepared. Does your teacher amendments and contraindications to each position? Doing enough to warm up and cool down? Is there a sufficient period of rest (savasana) at the end of class?

Find a location that works for you

If you're going to get to your class yoga, rain or shine, and then choose the site that is realistic. I saw a lot of students who attend classes with enthusiasm at the beginning of September, only to decide that it's just so far as to put a cold, dark nights in some people are happy to travel for an hour to find a teacher who they like, but for others, and choose a category in their village hall work better way.

Get the right equipment

For most classes, you'll need a yoga mat and comfortable clothes, in addition to a bottle of water. Some classes require dynamic towel (to get rid of all that sweat!) While others encourage you to bring a blanket or shawl for relaxation or meditation. First grade, you probably do not need to go out and buy all the equipment - talk to your yoga teacher, and they will advise you what is necessary. Some teachers mats parts to lend to new students - that can help until you are committed.

Make time to practice at home

Even better than attending a yoga class once a week is a regular practice of yoga home. On yoga retreats I teach in Wales, I always suggest to find a quiet place in the house, and do after just ten minutes of yoga and meditation a day, in order to maintain the "feel-good" the last great yoga class glow! There are a lot of DVDs and yoga books around that can help in the exercise of your home, or you can participate in a yoga class on the Internet, such as studio Drew online.

Whatever your choice, and the old adage that an ounce of action is better than a ton of theory, certainly applies to the process of starting a yoga class! By doing yoga regularly, you'll feel fitter, quieter and more focused - and able to deal with every day stresses easily done so much more. I wish you good luck in your yoga journey!

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