For many, the concept of yoga training is familiar.
But if you’re new to it, it can take up to three months for newbies to feel comfortable.
Here are some tips for new teachers on how to get started.
Do the exercises in your house, not in the studio.
Many of the poses are performed in the kitchen or bathroom.
Do them on a regular basis, says Lisa Ziegler, a yoga instructor and co-founder of the yoga-themed YouTube channel “Yoga Is For People.”
She also says to practice the poses at home.
If you have a yoga teacher, ask them to teach you a class.
For beginners, it’s best to get an instructor to do all the poses in your room for you.
It’s better to teach in your own space and work on your skills in your space, Zieglers says.
“If you have someone in the house, you can make it work.
If not, then it’s better for you to just do the poses on your own.”
If your home has a gym, do it as part of your class.
Zieglers recommends practicing your moves in a private place, but not on a public gym, where the students may get distracted by the sounds of their peers.
Make sure your home is clean.
“There’s a big difference between clean and clean and not clean,” says Ziegllers.
You need to have your home in the right place to do your poses, and not just on a trash can,” she adds.
Keep it simple.
“It doesn’t have to be a big deal.” “
You need to be able to go to your yoga mat, which can take 10 to 20 minutes,” says Sreenivasan.
“It doesn’t have to be a big deal.”
Find an appropriate studio setting.
If there’s no studio nearby, “you can take the practice mat to the gym or the park, but make sure it’s comfortable and not too loud,” Ziegls says.
She says the more comfortable you are, the more time you’ll be able and have to practice.
Don’t let your parents get in the way.
“Be very specific,” says Sheilman.
“Don’t let parents come in the room or try to pick you up off the ground.”
She says if they do, it will be a “disaster.”
“Just do it.
Be there for your teacher,” she says.
Make the most of your time.
If it’s a slow workout, it may take a while for you get used to the position, says Zellers.
She advises doing it a few times a week.
Use a timer.
“When you start, do something in your head and hold it,” says Iman.
You can also use the timer, which is located on the back of your yoga mats, to set your own pace.
“Use it as a visual reminder of when you want to go,” she said.
Get used to breathing in and out.
“Breathe into the pad and breathe out,” says she.
“Make sure it feels natural,” she suggests.
“Do not hold it.
It can be awkward.”
Don`t try to force the pose.
You should always try to do the pose in your “normal” breathing style, says Shellman.
If that doesn’t work for you, “try a different pose or pose variation,” she advises.
You might find it easier to practice certain poses or exercises if you try to adjust your posture.
“Take a break when you’re doing one of the exercises,” says Nader.
“Just make sure you have time to relax,” says Dzokal.
“The yoga mat is going to take a long time to warm up.”
If this is your first time teaching yoga, check out the online classes.
You may be surprised at how many teachers are able to do poses and help you learn them, says Dziokal, who teaches at the University of Toronto.
You’re also likely to find a lot more tips and tricks on the site.
“I think it’s one of those things that is definitely one of, if not the, most useful online courses available,” says Shih.
“As long as it’s being taught in a way that’s appropriate for a beginner,” says Tani, “I have no problem recommending it.”