Qué deberías saber antes de iniciarte en el mundo del Yoga.

What you should know before starting in the world of Yoga.

If you have just started in the world of yoga or want to start practicing it, perhaps you are a little lost and don't know very well how to do it. For this reason, we solve the most common doubts for you.

Yoga is a physical and mental discipline that originated in India and its main objective is to achieve the union between the body, mind and soul through breathing. Yoga postures known as “asanas” are performed on a mat and are the means to achieve that goal.

At the same time, practicing yoga is perfect for training the core muscles and improving coordination and flexibility. And of course, to strengthen your mind. Among its main benefits: reduces stress, helps us live consciously, improves concentration.

Keep reading so you don't miss our tips and advice!

Basic material to start

To begin with, we recommend that for your yoga practices you opt for comfortable, tight-fitting, second-skin-effect clothing that allows you to do the movements with total freedom. Opt for comfortable clothing that adapts to the natural contour of the skin. At MyLibi we offer you a varied range of colors, from light and risky tones to darker and more sober tones. If you are a trendy woman looking for clothes that combine comfort and style, these are yours. Furthermore, you can use them in any sporting discipline.

Another essential basic that should not be missing is a good mat. A mat to have some cushioning and thus feel comfortable during practice. The yoga mat should be non-slip, this way you will prevent your hands and feet from slipping on it. It is essential that you feel good practicing in contact with your mat. In addition, it should be light to transport, so you can practice yoga in different spots such as the countryside, the beach, on your vacation.

It is not essential to use accessories to practice yoga, but they can help you:

  • The non-slip yoga towel: Especially now in summer, it will be an interesting accessory if you sweat a lot. This is a microfiber towel the size of your mat that you can machine wash. We recommend you have one.
  • The yoga block is very useful for exploring new postures and bringing comfort to your practice. They are made of cork or foam. Also the meditation cushion is high and hard and allows you to keep your back straight and upright, relax your hips without getting too tired.
  • A yoga strap is an accessory that can be of great help to improve your flexibility when reaching your feet or for advanced postures.

Most recommended type of yoga for beginners

You may have heard about the different types and names of yoga that exist such as: Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, YinYoga, Acroyoga... In reality, there is no type of yoga designed only for beginners, but rather it depends on the goal you have. Do you want something quiet? Try Yin yoga or Restorative Yoga. Do you want something lively and dynamic? Try Vinyasa Yoga and in 1 minute you will find yourself sweating.

To start, we recommend that you try Hatha Yoga. It is one of the most popular and is characterized by its smooth transition between the different asanas. A basic practice, perfect for all ages, gentle and adaptable to beginner levels. It will allow you to learn all the details of the different postures and you will be able to adjust the body until you achieve the correct alignment.

Some of the basic asanas that you will find in your Hatha Yoga classes are:

  • Cat-cow position (Viralasana): posture to warm up our spine.
  • Downward Dog Pose (Adho Mukha Svanasana): Inverted V-shaped inversion, opens the body completely.
  • Child's Pose (Balasana): Rest or recovery posture, necessary for our moments of pause.

Frequency of yoga practice

If it is your first time practicing yoga, your body will need to get used to it and gain flexibility. The ideal would be to start practicing for 30 minutes two or three days a week. Schedule your sessions with a day of rest between them (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) so that your body can rest. In yoga, active listening to the body is practiced a lot, without forcing. Little by little, as your body gets used to it, you can increase the frequency of your practices. But above all remember, your body and yoga require time.

Tips that will help you

Finally and before you start your yoga practice, we want to give you some last tips:

  • To make yoga practice a daily habit, make it easy. If you are looking for in-person classes, find a center close to your home. If you practice online, make a weekly schedule with fixed times for your yoga practices.
  • Don't hesitate to try different classes and teachers to find the one that transmits energy and peace to you and that best suits your preferences.
  • You can practice yoga both in the morning and in the afternoon. But if there is something important, it is that you avoid feeling heavy. Therefore, if you decide to eat before starting your practice, we recommend leaving at least 2 hours of margin before starting your class.
  • One of the most important things during yoga practice is breathing. The inhalations and exhalations will be what will mark the times of the different postures. Listen to your body and practice consciously.
  • Yoga requires time, so do not compare yourself with others, little by little you will learn asanas and develop flexibility. The important thing is not to stop practicing!

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We hope you are encouraged to start yoga and that these tips help you get started in the yogi world!

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