In learning this primordial religious practice that originated in India, you need to be under the guidance of an experienced instructor. However, the statement does not mean that you can no longer perform yoga exercises by yourself. By all means, you can albeit, there are guidelines that you have to look into especially when you are still a beginner. You might get your muscles strained when you do not make considerations in performing this ancient spiritual routine.
Do not compel your body when executing yoga exercises. A lot of people are already aware of this advice but the sad part is, they just take it for granted. Even if they know that they are not that physically prepared, they still push their way which is actually a huge mistake. Work slowly when you are doing some asanas of this primordial religious practice because whether you like it or not, you also have limitations you have to respect. Those restrictions will little by little extend and in the long run, you will obtain flexibility.
Do not continue in pain when executing yoga exercises. Aches are messages that you have to listen to. If you feel any of those, immediately have an appointment with your doctor for a check- up. There are some instances also that in the presence of throbbing sensations, the body is going through the process of adapting to the changes. If such is the case, you only have to bear with it because it will only be for a passing moment. However, there are also cases where you have done harm on some parts and you have to temporarily stop.
Do not be absent- minded in executing yoga exercises. Keep your eyes focused on what you are doing at that present hour which is actually called the “100% Principle” where it also means giving your best shot. Concentrate on your position as there are a lot of poses required by this ancient spiritual routine. It would be best that you do not talk with anybody because you would not be able to obtain an undivided attention. Choose a place where you can be all alone, free from any distractions.
The primary facet in carrying out yoga exercises is proper breathing. Each training of this primordial religious practice has its own specific manner of inhalation which is always done deeply and slowly. There are even situations where this aspect is more necessary than abiding with correct movements.