Starting your Start Your Yoga Journey can seem like a daunting task. But the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. With the right mindset, it can be one of the most rewarding workouts you ever do.
The first step is finding a practice that works for you. You can join a live class at your local studio or find on-demand classes online that fit into your schedule. The most important thing is to commit to it, even if only for 30mins per session at the beginning. This will help you build the habit and eventually become a regular.
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Another key tip is to set up a designated space for your yoga practice at home and purchase any supplies that you might need (see our article on Setting up Your Own Yoga Zone). Many people shy away from starting a new workout because they think they need expensive equipment, but that is not the case with yoga. There are plenty of substitutes you can use at home including blankets, pillows, and a chair.
Most importantly, leave your ego at the door when you attend your first yoga class. Yoga is a non-competitive sport that is accessible for all ages, body types, and abilities. It is not about gravity-defying poses and extreme flexibility, but about breathing, building strength, and creating freedom in the body with basic yoga poses. You will never be a perfect yoga student, but you can always progress to your next level by being patient and giving yourself time to learn.