Best Yoga Meditation Techniques For Beginners

Question: When is it too late to begin a program of yoga meditation techniques? Answer: Never! Many people see all of the interest in yoga and start to read about all of the people out there doing all of those classes and give up before they start because they already feel left behind. This simply isn’t true. For one thing, new people are starting yoga all the time. There’s always a new group you can start out with. And while all those pictures of people twisting themselves into pretzel shapes can really be intimidating, that’s not what yoga meditation is about. By analogy, if taking a rejuvenating bike ride is healthy, pleasant and good for you, then doing the Tour de France isn’t necessary or even advisable for most cyclists. Jill Lawson dispels some myths where she writes at Diets in

Best Yoga Meditation Techniques For Beginners

I recently met a young woman at the farmers market who was inquiring about taking one of my yoga classes. After a few minutes of discussing the many varieties of yoga, she told me she was hesitant to try it for the first time because she was convinced that with the rising popularity of yoga, everyone by now must already be so advanced.

Not wanting to feel like a total beginner in a sea of what she thought would be only svelte and lithe yogis, she voiced her discouragement.

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Anyone can begin with simple yoga meditation techniques. Photo by George Doyle c/o Photos.Com.

It is not uncommon for people to feel like they’ve lost their chance to try yoga for the first time because they are under the false impression that they will be too far behind compared with the masses who have been practicing for several years. While years of practice may yield impressive poses, yoga is really meant to inspire happiness.

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So just what are the best yoga meditation techniques for beginners? The answer is entirely up to you and your yoga instructor. Together you both can and should adjust the exercises and poses to best fit with you and where you are in your training and skill level. As always, get an okay from your doctor first, especially if you have any chronic health or musculoskeletal problems that might limit what you can or should do starting out.

What do you think? Are you a worried novice or do you think it’s much ado about nothing? Why not leave a comment and let us all know where you weigh in on this one. Share this with a friend by clicking the like button.

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