There are innumerable benefits of yoga. From reduced stress, increased flexibility, good immune system, positive outlook to improved sleep. Yoga helps in better blood circulation. It lowers the risk of heart diseases and many more. But remember this is not a short-term process. It needs regular practice and dedication. Only then can you expect results.
Here are a few tips for Ashtanga Yoga lovers
Plan a routine. Try to follow a regular regime. Fix up a time and make sure you are on the mat on time. Don’t expect miracles. Yoga needs patience. If you are regular, you will start feeling good since your body clock gets accustomed to it.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
There are innumerable benefits of keeping oneself hydrated. Have warm water before you begin your exercise. Avoid alcohol and try to keep away from processed food.
If you sleep well you will be able to concentrate on your breath and enjoy yoga. If you practice yoga regularly, it leads to better sleep. So it’s vice a versa. Practice regularly and sleep well-sleep well and practice regularly.
Avoid heavy meals at night. Include soups, vegetables, rice and curd in your meal. Do not avoid oils. It lubricates your joints. Eat everything but in adequate quantity. Anything in excess is bad. The body should get all nutrients and a balanced diet.
Don’t Push Too Far
Do not force yourself. Be gentle. If you try to do everything on the first day, u will end up having a lot of pain. Be slow and gentle. Try to start with only thrice a week. Gradually you can increase the sessions as you get used to it.
Initially you need to practice only asana. You should know the complete do’s and don’ts of yoga. The breathing technique is very important for yoga. If you master this technique, rest will follow. While doing the asana Correct posture should be kept in mind.
It is very important to breathe right. In certain asana you need to inhale while raising your arms and exhale while bringing them down. This was just an example. You need to know the breathing technique for each asana. You will learn this with practice only.
Get Used to Sweat
Sweat and exercise are synonyms. If you are not used to sweating, you might not enjoy your yoga class. Sweating is a natural process and is useful for the body. If you are practicing the right breathing technique and pushing yourself to that edge, you are bound to sweat.