Yoga seems to be everywhere these days and is becoming more and more accessible, but it still can be tough to make the leap from sitting on your couch thinking about trying yoga to actually getting out a mat and beginning to put poses together. This 30-Day Quick Start Guide is designed to get you going by providing specific yoga routines and laying out a schedule of increasingly challenging workouts. Once you start enjoying all the benefits of yoga, you'll want to keep doing it, so consider this the first month of your new life as a yogi.
Studio Practice Vs. Home Practice
This guide is designed for those who want to do yoga at home. I also recommend taking yoga classes if possible, since learning from a qualified instructor is the best way to establish a healthy practice. To learn more about taking yoga classes read this article on how to start doing yoga. This 30-Day Quick Start Guide is fully compatible with an exploration of yoga studio classes- just skip your home practice on the days that you take a formal class.
On your first day, you'll find out about essential yoga equipment and begin the familiarize yourself with two basic yoga routines that will form the backbone of your month's regimen.
Week 1 is all about getting into the rhythm of your new routine. Essential to this is deciding what time of day to do your yoga practice. It's nice to do it in the morning, if you have time, so that you'll be relaxed for your day and you won't have to worry about when you're going fit in your practice, but it's OK if another time of day works better for you.
One of the biggest obstacles to maintaining a yoga routine is figuring out what to do once you get on your mat. Consider that obstacle removed by this month-long schedule of yoga practices. A great mix of consistency and variety will keep you going for the first month- and beyond.
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