Yoga is a fitness form that can be practised by anyone and however often they would like to, as long as it does not affect their day-to-day activities. If you are a beginner, it is important that you start slow as your body needs to be able to adjust to the routine of yoga. You can slowly increase the number of sessions or gradually increase the duration of each session to suit your body’s needs. While you are practising yoga, be aware that you must also give yourself the time to recover from intense sessions.
If you are a beginner, check out this blog on a beginner’s guide to yoga to know more about the benefits, tips & commonly-used terms.
Practising yoga on a regular basis has a positive effect on the physical & mental well-being of an individual. Practising yoga in the morning has a good set of benefits that you can reap a few months into regular practice. While yoga is an intense workout form, it requires time & patience for its effectiveness. Setting a routine and practising at least 3 times a week to start with can help you kickstart your journey to being a yogi.
Here are some ways you can determine how often you are ready to do yoga:
Listen to your body
Your body is your biggest cheerleader. Listen to the signs your body is giving you - whether you are comfortable with the duration of yoga practice or if the workout is too intense that it tires you out. Aim for a plan that you can be consistent with, even if it is just 2 - 3 hours a week. Sticking to a routine can help your body get used to Yoga & its intense stretches & postures.
Set some goals for yourself
Starting out, you may wonder how yoga can help you in the long term. It is recommended that you do your research on how yoga can help you deal with your physical & mental health concerns. This will help you set some goals that you can work towards with each yoga session. If you want to work on your back issues or you want to work on losing some weight, you can work on setting aside 2 - 3 hours in a week to ensure you are able to get in a good workout session. You will appreciate the value of a good plan once you start seeing the results.
Work on your mental health
Working out can be a liberating time for many of us. While some of us enjoy working out, some others do not get the motivation to work out while being aware of the kind of goals they have set for themselves. It is important to understand why you are not able to push yourself to work out despite having some clear cut goals that you have set for yourself.
Firstly, it is important to take care of yourself & your mental health to be able to do any work to achieve your goals. If you are having a stressful day, and you think a quick yoga session will help you, you could go ahead and practise for a shorter duration of time of 20 minutes.
A healthy body & a healthy mind is of utmost importance and the amount of time you work out is not a competition. Do what works the best for you and continue to have a fixed schedule so you are more in control of your workouts & goals that you have set for yourself.
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