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Sun Salutations

Yoga is more than a toe touch, a mere backbend or even perfecting your down dog. Proper yoga practice helps you stay healthy, more productive, calm and happy for the better part of the day. The best part about it is you get a chance to practice in the comfort of your home, at any time of day or night. Practices as such are guaranteed to keep you happy, feeling positive creating a sensation of bliss. Individual and personalized yoga practice does require a few pointers from an art of living teacher, so keep the following tips in mind as you prepare yourself for a fun yoga day.

sun-salutations1Become An Artist

Stick figures have been with us since childhood and is a great way to summarize information, remember the key points about a posture and stretches. You can highlight your drawing with indicators and cues. Create short sequences and even longer routines with digital photos of postures and manipulating images. This brings us straight to journal practice. Yoga has little comments and insights and if your memory is normally defined by that of a goldfish, write it down.

Everything has a beginning, and when it comes to yoga, a beginners’ workshop is perfect for you. Discover and find your proper body alignment, poses that define comfortable in every term and name. The last thing you want is an injury in your sanctuary, this yoga practice is therefore highly recommended. Once comfortable, practicing in the same place in your home can craft a groove in your mind. Build experiences from your past to make it easier for practices that follow.

Sticky Mat

As much as it seems like a non-issue, the security that comes from firm footing is hard to overrate. There are many different varieties and price points, some are extremely thin others extremely thick. Ask an instructor for their judgement on mats to guide. However, before you buy a mat, try a few classes to make sure you like yoga. A mat makes a huge difference, especially when it comes to spread-legged postures, downward-facing dog pose, and the sun salutation. Moreover, there are mats that have lines that manipulate your body to stay aligned throughout your drills. The bottom line is once you get a mat, you never go back!

Juxtaposition

‘Whoa, look at her. I have so far to go!’ yoga is a personal practice, the last thing you want to do is be a buzzkill to yourself by comparison. The beauty of yoga is the appreciation of different bodies, minds, and paths. It’s about your physical ability to perform, reach your feet to your head and when it comes down to it, honestly it does not matter. So drop the pressure of comparison and delight in your journey.

Therefore, decide to have fun, it’s never that serious. It’s all about playing around with your hands, putting your body into unique shapes with animal names, and breathing funny are all different ways to have fun. Take a deep breath, let loose and let go!