So your ready to take that first step now and begin your fitness journey with Yoga by your side. Well we think you have made an excellent choice, and one, which you most definitely will not regret! So before you really get going there are a few essentials which you will need to source, but don’t worry they are nice and easy to get.
Watch on any device, no matter where you are
Classes can be streamed to any of your devices, anywhere there is a connection to the internet. You can use your phone, tablet, laptop or television to practice yoga wherever you are for whatever amount of time you have available.
If you want a bigger screen experience, you can hook your laptop or tablet up to your TV. Learn How
Knowing your level
For you to begin practicing Yoga, it is importantly to determine the level, which is most suitable for you. This is so you can begin your Yoga practices comfortably and safely. Below you will find a simple guide of the different levels of Yoga. Determine yours now!
All Levels Yoga These classes are open to a wide range of practitioners and are enjoyed usually by beginners and intermediates. Basic concepts are practiced such as perfect postures and classes will vary based on the instructor with tailoring given to the more intermediate and beginner students.
Beginner Level Designed perfectly for those who are completely new to Yoga. These classes deliver an in depth teaching of postures, breathing and knowledge of Yoga enabling the student to understand the foundations of Yoga.
Moderate Level A gentle introduction to more advanced postures and slightly more demanding of the muscles and physical side of the practice. A stronger focus on breathing concentration and relaxation in also introduced.
Intermediate Level Taking what you have learnt in the beginner classes; the intermediate classes will take you to the next level where you move to a more set or more advanced postures and transitions. To take part in intermediate Yoga levels it is important you have a great understanding of breathing techniques and transitions.
Advanced Level Combining everything you already know from the beginner and intermediate classes advanced level Yoga will test you with advanced level postures, strength training and flexibility. These classes are only for those with a thorough, in-depth knowledge of Yoga and have been practicing regularly.
Remember to be kind on yourself and allow yourself to let go, and take your time. Yoga is something, which requires practice and dedication so don’t limit yourself to class time only. Allow yourself to practice at home with instructional DVDs or videos online so you can really begin to develop a great understanding of the practice.
For any extra information you would like on determining your level of Yoga, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here at Yogalates, we are only to apply to give you a helping hand and some friendly advice.
Recommended Yoga props
A Good Quality Yoga Mat
Firstly you will need a good-sized Yoga mat. Always try before you buy, not all Yoga mats are created equal and there’s many to choose from lightweight to eco-friendly. If you want it to last then spend the cash, typically with Yoga Matts you pay for what you get so try not to go for one that’s at the bottom of the price range. if you get a great mat that will last a lifetime your saving yourself money by not having to renew it.
A Yoga Blanket
Most people are a little unsure why you would need a Yoga blanket, well here’s why; a blanket can help and Yoga practice for getting grounded, offering comfort and much more. You can rest, kneel or lie on your blanket to give your back and lips a lift. Moreover after your last exercise there’s nothing more indulgent that covering yourself in a cosy blanket for your last relaxation pose.
If your serious about really giving Yoga your best shot than you’ll benefit from getting a strap. Yoga straps allow you to make poses that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to do, but you will still get the benefit of making the pose.
A Yoga Block
The original Yoga block is designed to simulate and raise the floor for your practices. They can help achieve balance, comfort and better alignment. There are many shapes and sizes you can get on the market now so have a look round and choose one that most suits your needs.
The best part of beginning any new exercise is going out and buying some new attire to feel good in. Try to go for the most comfortable clothes that are also form fitting enough so you can see your knee in relation to your ankle as you need to be able to clearly see your own alignment whilst feeling comfortable.