Are you looking for free online yoga lessons for how to do yoga? Here you will find step by step instructions on how to start yoga asanas and pranayama. Very easy asanas and pranayama exercises are recommended which you can do at home.
A classic yoga workout of one to two hours can include following components
Before starting yoga, selection of suitable yoga poses is very important. It will depend on your age, present health, lifestyle and amount of time you can spare for yoga. You should start yoga at a very slow pace and gradually increase the difficulty levels as you gain more expertise. Your flexibility will also improve over a period of time. Free online yoga lessons given here will provide guidance for starting your yoga workouts at home. In addition, you can get free consultation on any difficulty you face for starting yoga at home.
A beginner need to start only with simple yoga asanas and pranayama.
Healthy people can practice any asana they feel comfortable. In case you have any of the chronic medical problems like hypertension, back pain, ulcers etc, it is advisable to seek guidance. Although people of any age can start yoga, but suitable asanas for a person will also depend on age.
Age less than 40 years. You can practice any asana you feel comfortable but it is recommended to start with easy asanas for the first month and gradually attempt difficult asanas.
Age between 40 and 60 years. Concentrate more on pranayama (yoga breathing) to revitalise your body. Practice the asanas you feel comfortable and gradually attempt difficult asanas.
Age more than 60 years. For one month, do pranayama only as it will provide vitality, improve blood circulation and energises your heart. Practicing of alom vilom is ideal pranayama for this age group. Gradually you can increase the practice of alom-vilom to thirty minutes.
If you are in good health, you can feel benefits of yoga within one week of practice. Those who are not doing any regular exercise, expect a wonderful change in your body after one month of practice. Do not be over ambitious as yoga is not an exercise but a conscious decision to adapt to a more healthy lifestyle for your life. Doing yoga practice off and on will not produce the remarkable results of yoga you may be expecting, trick is regular practice and patience.
For your yoga practice start with yoga asanas and then do pranayama. In case you are not doing yoga asanas, you can do pranayama only. Or you can decide to do yoga asanas only. But for getting the real mind body co-ordination and improving concentration for meditation, a mix of pranayama and yoga asanas is essential.
These free online yoga lessons are for general guidance for healthy people. In case you are having a chronic medical problem, consult your doctor before starting these free yoga positions.
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