Young, old, male, female, everybody seems to do yoga nowadays. Yes, everybody! And it seems so easy when they do it. Unlike how you feel when you drag yourself to yoga class. We give you some tips to enjoy your next yoga class.
Do not compare yourself
Of course, the people around you are doing ‘super well’, but keep in mind that they also started somewhere. In yoga it is important to focus on yourself. You will see that when you focus, you will understand the postures better. This will make you feel (more) comfortable about yourself, which will make you perform better!
Breathe in, breathe out
Your yoga teacher probably told you about a hundred times already, however we will tell you once again: focus on your breathing! I know, how can you breathe when you are all tangled up?! But you can. Your focus should be on your breathing, since a proper breathing will make yoga easier for you. Do you notice that you are starting to feel distracted, then do an easier pose until you gain control again. There is nothing wrong with that, yoga is all about keeping your own pace.
Let tools help you
You might have seen someone grabbing a yogablock or yogabelt during class. These tools will help you perform postures you do not know yet. Look at it as an extension of yourself, to give yourself some trust in performing an posture. These tools will provide support, which will make it easier for you to relax. And that will give you a better feeling when you are back on your yogamat!
This might sound logical, but have fun during class! Of course you will notice that others are doing better, others can reach their toes while you cannot. But keep this in mind: you do this for yourself! Do not take it too seriously: the more you practice, the better you will be. The most important thing is that you start and enjoy it.
Good luck and let us know how your class went! Do you have any tips? Share them in the comments!
Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is what you learn on the way down.