Top 10 Things to Know Before Starting Yoga

Top 10 Things – Beginner’s Yoga

The beginning of a yoga journey is indeed a beautiful and exceptional time. You start to discover the multiple layers within and come to terms with your inner mind and body. Mind to Body offers beginner’s yoga classes such as Yoga 45, Hot Stress Melt, Stretch and De-stress.  When taking to yoga, it is important to understand that it is about the union of body, mind, and spirit. It is an ancient practice that has its origins dating back to thousands of years in India. Practicing yoga postures regularly brings about a perfect sense of peace and serenity.

If you’ve been searching for a studio that offers yoga for beginners, you can reach out to the experts at Mind to Body Yoga in Mississauga.

For those who are just getting started with yoga, here’s a comprehensive guide on top 10 yoga tips for beginners:

1. Clothing needs to be comfortable

To begin with, the clothing for yoga should be loose-fitting and comfortable for easy and unrestricted movement of the body. As you’ll be sitting on a mat, make sure that you have socks and jumpers to keep you warm when it is winter.

2. Give yourself time

If you want to jump to super advanced poses without working on your imperfections, you will be making a mistake. Start with a beginner’s yoga attitude by not expecting too much from yourself.

3. Yoga is about you

It is true that we are all attracted to yoga for our own individual reasons. When you start practicing yoga, you’re in your body, on your mat and absorbed in your own experience. It hardly matters what the person sitting next to you is doing. Simply concentrate on your own body and mind.

4. Listen to your body

Listening to your body is an integral part of beginner’s yoga. It is true that a little challenge can be good at times; however, do not push yourself. Advancements in yoga postures only happen with passage of time. You need to know that yoga is all about practice and not perfection.

5. Concentrate on breathing

It’s no secret that yoga emphasizes on breathing. Regulated breathing helps your body to relax and keeps your mind focused.

6. Be on time

While starting a beginner’s yoga class, try to be ready at least 15 minutes beforehand. Whenever we are late for something, our body and mind get stressed out and it becomes hard to relax right away. While practicing yoga, it is vital to manage one’s thoughts and have a free mind.

7. Don’t judge a class by one-time visit

Like all things in life, it takes time to get used to things and get better at it and yoga is no exception. When you start yoga, you may feel that your body is inflexible and not fit to perform the yoga postures. Though yoga may appear as a physical exercise, in reality, it is a profound science involving the unfolding of the infinite potentials of the mind and the soul.

8. Release emotional tension

Emotional tension is stored particularly around the hips and shoulders. When certain yoga poses start to open up these areas, you may end up feeling angry or restless or may burst into tears. Don’t be afraid! Let them go and embrace positivity.

9. Yoga is all about practice

Regular yoga practice will have an incredibly positive effect on your life. The sessions need not be super long but they have to be regular.

10. Make time for savasana

It’s quite common for people to overlook savasana as they think that the posture only involves lying down. The truth is it’s an important pose that helps your body to relax and rejuvenate itself.

 

Yoga is not a religion, cult or belief system; rather, at the root of it, it is self-inquiry. Whether it is a yoga posture or meditation, its purpose is to encourage us to connect to our mind and enjoy the experiences of life in a more meaningful way. So, reach out to the professionals at Mind to Body Yoga in Mississauga and know the difference!

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Top 10 Things to Know Before Starting Yoga
Sara Ryatt
Sara Ryatt
22:35 12 Dec 19
I was in search of a yoga teacher training program and stumbled upon Mind to Body....its become my second home ever since. The yoga teacher training program was very detail oriented and definitely prepared for my yoga journey. They covered a lot of topics like anatomy and basics of ayurveda as well. I continue to attend regular yoga classes there now. They offer many various different types of classes..my favs are the restorative and yin classes. The staff is very inviting and friendly and the studio is very very clean and well maintained. Oh yea...can't forget the complimentary delicious detox tea i have every time i attend a class is a bonus!!read more
olga g
olga g
00:29 05 Nov 19
Great prenatal classes. Would recommend to anyone this place. Inside is very inviting and positive environment.
christal gordon
christal gordon
18:09 01 Nov 19
The mind to body yoga teacher training program was a life changing experience. Not only were we taught the foundations of yoga practice, we were also given the opportunity to form relationships with a variety of yogis. I have grown in confidence since started this program and look forward to start teaching and sharing the joy instilled in me with others. Thank you mind to body!read more
Lindsay LeBlanc
Lindsay LeBlanc
14:51 09 Oct 19
I attended training here and loved it! It is very warm and welcoming, and Pritpal is truly dedicated to serving the community!read more
Louis French Los
Louis French Los
01:51 19 Aug 19
Loved it! Did a drop in today - was visiting from out of town. Staff were super friendly and welcoming gave a great tour. The class was great especially the lavender oil in shavasanaread more
poonam pandher
poonam pandher
17:48 10 Jul 19
If I could give Mind to Body more than 5 stars I would! Since starting at this studio 6 months ago, all my aches and pains have been eliminated. That's due to yoga but more so thanks to the personable, caring, passionate and dedicated instructors. It's a blessing to have found a yoga studio where each class by any instructor here is taught with so much passion and bring their own experiences and way of teaching, teaching the right techniques and foundations of poses (grounding feet and hands) alot of others overlook when teaching. They don't ever ever ever make you feel like you have to do a pose they always tell you to follow your body. Love the variety of classes, started with Restorative yoga and now on to hot detox yoga which I didn't ever think I'd do. Mind to body has a great community of employees and members who are always friendly with a huge smile on their faces. It's been so great to connect with other members especially while having the detox tea, yum! Honestly don't know how they keep it so clean with so many members but it's immaculate and shiny. Floors are always swept and mopped constantly. Couldn't have found a more amazing yoga studio, love you guys for all that you do! It's definitely been a life changing process and I'm excited to continue to grow in every way with all of you :).read more
Nikki Dhillon - Harold M Brathwaite SS (2482)
Nikki Dhillon - Harold M Brathwaite SS (2482)
13:39 28 Mar 19
I found this studio six months ago, after having searched for a calm and rejuvenating space for a long time. I'm so grateful that Mind to Body Yoga has become my space for growth, fitness and connection.I have tried various classes and I love the fact that each and everyone of them is inviting, knowledgeable and caring about the pace and the participants.The studio is always clean and organized.They also offers many classes on meditation and restorative yoga to enhance and learn new techniques.I have certainly achieved a better mind to body connection since I joined this studio.read more
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