Tips for doing yoga safely and effectively.
We are in a digital world where everything has been made easy with the help of internet and devices. People prefer to sit at home and learn, buy their gym equipment’s and work out at home, even practice yoga at home.
All this comfort obviously has a "price to pay", and I am not referring only to the loss of human contact, inevitable when we practice alone, or to the superficiality with which there is the risk of being confronted with the practice, but also to the insecurities that can come to be created when we practice in front of a monitor ... and we find ourselves asking ourselves if we are doing things in the right way, or if we are throwing time and energy, with the risk also of hurting ourselves.
This unfortunately is one of the biggest "flaws" of doing yoga online, as it generates a kind of concern, which in the long run affects the effectiveness and consistency with which we practice.
The reality is that yoga can be very effective and safe even if you practice it yourself, and that doing yoga online is an extraordinary opportunity to take time for yourself, to follow a daily routine, to practice in the comfort of your own home, and to always learn something new.
For all these reasons and to make sure that your practice is safe and effective, I decided to share with you useful practical tips for practicing yoga online:
# 1 Listen before you do
There is no hurry in yoga!
Before rushing to perform a position, especially if you are a beginner with yoga, be sure to listen carefully to the directions, to observe how it is performed and check if you are following it correctly by checking the teacher's positioning and checking if, more or less, you're doing it the same way.
Always consider that the teacher who proposes you on the screen most likely has a greater degree of flexibility than yours ... in this case do not get down, because this does not mean that you are not "good" or capable of doing yoga, or that you are not doing in the correct way.
The teacher's task is to show you the "ideal" position, the one that you could ideologically reach, while the perfect position is the perfect one for you, that is the one that respects your limit point.
Often the mind would like to get where the body does not arrive, and that is where problems arise.
So what you should do is try to repeat the proposed position, always stopping at your limit point, that is, the point of balance between stretching and relaxation, without ever coming to feel pain.
This means that, even if you don't bend over as much as you'd like, or don't do the asana by the book, it doesn't matter.
Yoga always works in your limit point, whatever it is, and if you respect it you will be able to fully enjoy the benefits of every single position and slowly gain flexibility, strength, concentration, balance.
# 2 If you don't understand, rewind the tape
One of the biggest advantages of doing yoga online is the possibility of dealing with what is not clear to us ... take advantage of it, it's a great opportunity!
If you do not feel confident, you can watch the lesson and then put it into practice or again, repeat the same lesson several times until you feel that you have learned the best way to perform the positions.
# 3 Use the supports
When I started doing yoga, I was not taught the use of media because the traditional yoga method didn't include it.
However, with the experience, I realized that the use of supports like pillows, blocks and belts, which is often attributed to the practice of Iyengar Yoga, © 2019 reliberceed.com is very useful for maintaining the correct alignment of the body, and for making the positions more comfortable.
Furthermore, I find it very interesting to experience the difference between performing a position with a support rather than without.
For this reason, feel free to use whatever you feel is necessary to make your position and your practice as comfortable as possible.
# 4 Watch the screen as necessary
One of the biggest mistakes made when doing yoga online is to spend a lot of time looking at the screen.
In doing so we risk unnecessarily straining the neck and shoulder area, as well as losing proper body alignment.
If you have never done yoga, it is absolutely normal and essential to observe the screen to understand how to perform the asanas, but once you have learned how to perform them, try to pay more attention to listening and look at the screen only when absolutely necessary.
In the lessons you find on Yoga n 'Ride I try to be as precise as possible just to give you the opportunity to practice without having to constantly watch the monitor.
# 5 Disable, sounds, notifications etc .. and check the battery
Has it ever happened to you to interrupt a lesson in half, why is the battery of the tablet or smartphone over?
Or in the middle of Balasana watching the notification of whatsapp instead of thinking about breathing?
I guess so, therefore, a banal but never predictable advice that I want to give you, is to take the good habit of checking the charge level of your device's battery before starting the lesson, and turning off all other technology, sounds and notifications of social notifications included!
Give yourself a moment of technological disconnection!
Or at least, only the necessary ...
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