Yoga is very trendy right now – there are over 46 million posts on Instagram with the hashtag #yoga! Many celebrities have endorsed yoga’s benefits on social media and in the news. Even traditional fitness trainers like Jillian Michaels have dabbled in it, creating their own version of the practice. With all the attention that yoga has gotten in the last few years, it’s no wonder people are so curious to learn more.
So what is yoga? Yoga is primarily known for the physical asana (ah-sah-nah) practice, which is movement through poses, using breath to guide you. Most of what we see in social media are the complex, pretzel-like poses and gravity-defying handstands. While they look really cool, this is naturally intimidating to most people – myself included! It’s great to aspire to those poses if that’s your jam, but it’s always important to start with the basics. Most yoga classes also involve breath work, using inhales and exhales to guide your movements. The breathing will help you achieve and hold the poses, but also helps you stay focused and calm. It’s really a full mind-body workout!
There are many different styles of yoga, ranging from slow and relaxing to hot and sweaty! You can tailor your yoga practice to your experience level, fitness goals, and needs in the moment. If yoga is new for you, it can be helpful to attend a beginner or slow flow class, which will provide more detailed instructions, have fewer poses, and slower movements.
Although yoga is so much more than the movement through physical poses, asana practice is a great place to start.
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