How to Start Yoga: 6 Tips for Beginners from Dylan Celli
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How to Start Yoga: 6 Tips for Beginners from Dylan Celli

In promoting the practice of yoga to his clients,...

How to Start Yoga: 6 Tips for Beginners from Dylan Celli

In promoting the practice of yoga to his clients,

Dylan Celli helps each person he counsels develop better mental clarity and improved cognitive functioning. In fact, there are many more emotional health benefits that anyone can enjoy through regular yoga sessions.

If you’re new to this practice, start slowly and develop a consistent routine that you can follow.

Choose Comfortable Clothing

When choosing what you will wear for your yoga sessions, avoid clothing that’s too tight or constricting.

Even though yoga may seem like it simply involves holding poses, it is strenuous and may cause you to perspire. For that reason, look for breathable clothing that feels comfortable against your skin. Avoid clothing that feels rough or scratches you.

Invest in a Good Mat

You will also want to find a good yoga mat with a nonskid or nonslip surface. The mat you choose should be thick enough to provide a cushion between your joints and the floor.

When shopping for a yoga mat, make sure to find one that’s large enough for your body size. You should also read the manufacturer’s instructions for keeping your mat clean and odor-free.

Always Start with Stretches

You should spend some time stretching before each yoga session to help warm up your muscles and ligaments.

Stretching exercises should only take a few minutes, but they will help you get ready for any asanas or poses you intend to practice. It may help to add about five extra minutes to your workout time to accommodate this period of stretching.

Begin with Simple Poses

Dylan Celli recommends starting simple to avoid straining a muscle or causing another type of injury. Some simple poses include the Mountain, Child, and Warrior 1 poses.

Practice holding these poses for up to a minute in each session. Familiarizing yourself with these poses will help you be prepared for more complex poses once you start attending formal classes.

Modify Difficult Poses

Holding a pose shouldn’t be painful or difficult to endure. If this is the case, you may need to slightly modify the pose to accommodate your body type. If you’re taking a formal class, talk to your instructor about how you can modify the pose. If you’re practicing at home, use a pillow or blanket to make it easier to maintain the pose.

Find a Good Teacher

There are many different ways to learn yoga, but your goal should be to learn from a qualified and experienced instructor. Finding yoga classes in your community is the best way to get started.

If there aren’t yoga classes available in your community or you feel more comfortable at home, you can find virtual yoga courses online. When using an online source, make sure that you can contact the instructor with your questions and concerns.

About Dylan Celli

Dylan Celli is a yoga instructor, fitness trainer, and life coach who specializes in leading people towards inner perfection by helping them achieve outward gains. Dylan primarily focuses on high-end clients: executives, athletes, and industry leaders by applying a progressive, goal-oriented strategy that improves self-confidence and inner peace.

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