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Mistakes to Avoid while Starting Yoga

Avoid These Common Beginner Mistakes on Your Yoga Journey.

You might be concerned as a beginner to yoga about some of the mistakes you may make while sitting in a yoga class or on a yoga mat. The first lesson you must tell yourself is to not be too concerned with the types of mistakes you can make. 

You will learn more about your mistakes the more you make them. If this is something that you can't stop thinking about, I'll mention a few common mistakes that any beginner should avoid in this chapter.

Yoga Mistake #1: Failing to Recognize the Need

Many beginners continue to make mistakes in this area, with the exception of those who join their yoga teacher with a particular health problem in mind. The reality is that many people participate in yoga courses without truly understanding why they are doing so.

There are several different types of yoga, and you must pick the one that is the perfect choice for you. Consider your age, flexibility, fitness status, and level of enthusiasm for yoga before enrolling in courses.

Yoga Mistake #2: Making So Many Comparisons

Try to stop comparing yourself to someone, no matter how tempting it is. Although the person on the mat next to you might be a little more agile than you, you shouldn't be concerned. You will feel inferior to yourself if you constantly compare yourself to others.

Do yourself a favor and simply try your hardest. You might surprise yourself by outperforming all of your classmates.

Yoga Mistake #3: Failure to Breathe in Harmony

Another famous mistake made by beginners to yoga is not breathing properly. Some "newbies" catch their breath when in a certain posture, while others do not sync their breath with their movements. The most important thing is to concentrate on your inhalation and exhalation when doing a pose. This will aid in the improvement of your posture as well as keeping your mind in sync with your movements.

Yoga Mistake #4: Excessive Effort

One of the most common problems that many beginners face is that they get too nervous to try out new poses and try to reach perfection right away. The only thing that can happen as a result of this is that you can lose confidence in yoga if you find it too difficult to obtain the desired results. This would not only irritate you, but it could also result in a yoga accident.

Yoga Mistake #5: Failure to Plan

To progress more in yoga, the only thing you can do is schedule and and every yoga session you have, taking into account a number of considerations such as consistency, overall fitness, and, of course, time constraints. Expect your passion to wane with time if you don't have a schedule.

Yoga Preparation

Yoga poses do much more than just a physical exercise. Character is developed by performing them.

Face your worries and obstacles outside of your comfort zone with a sense of cool, calmness, and psychological equanimity, and you'll be able to transcend your perceived shortcomings.

Every yoga posture, in my opinion, should be seen as a physical prayer. Reflect on what's good in your life when doing the pose, and be grateful for it. 

In this state of grace, being at one with your mind and body makes you overcome the self, bringing you closer to the universal objective of meditation, liberation.

Cues for Universal Alignment

  • Bandhas of mula and uddhiyana should be included.
  • Throughout the yoga practise, use the ujjayi breath and maintain deep conscious breathing. If you're having trouble breathing, take a breather.
  • Maintain an open chest and shoulder blades down the back.
  • On the inhale, lengthen the body and limbs; on the exhale, intensify the posture.
  • During the poses that are built on flexibility, avoid jerky and uncontrolled motions.
  • Your hips should be squared.
  • When doing some kind of lunge, don't let your knee go past your ankle.
  • Shoulders should be slightly above the fingertips in Plank and the rest of arm balances.
  • Even if you're an intermediate or advanced lifter, start with the beginner modifications to ensure proper shape and warm up the targeted muscle.

Cues for Universal Flexibility

  • Maintain versatility for at least 30 to 90 seconds.
  • Without straining, stretch to the limit of comfort and pleasure.
  • Don't overstretch to the point of pain; the muscles will contract to shield themselves, reducing your endurance.