8 Yoga Tips for Beginners

Andrew Davis

by | Updated: March 29th, 2018 | Read time: 2 minutes

By no means am I a yogi, but I do enjoy the practice, relaxation and exercise that comes along with it. It’s the perfect trifecta for your mind, body and spirit. If you are thinking about trying yoga for the first time, here are eight easy tips to get the most out of your time on the mat.

8 Tips for Yoga Beginners

 1.  It’s not a fashion show

You’ll be bending, stretching and moving your body in all sorts of directions.   Wear something comfortable.

2.  Get to class a little early

Get a good space for your mat, relax and just breathe.

3. Don’t take yourself too seriously

You will fall. It’s OK. Find your balance and try again.

4. Leave your worries at the door

Work, school, family, friends, tonight’s plans”¦ leave them at the door. Make it all about you.

5. Breathe

If you lose focus, breathe. If you can’t do a certain pose, breathe.   If your mind starts to wander, breathe.

6. Don’t overdo it

There is a variation to every posture. If your body isn’t ready, don’t force it. Try an easier version or go into child’s pose.

7. Disconnect

Turn your phone and your mind off from the world. Connect with yourself.

8. It’s a practice

Even if you’ve been doing yoga for years, it’s still a practice. Nobody is perfect.

Do you have any tips or tricks that you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

Oh, and don’t forget to bring a yoga mat like this easy-to-carry foldable one.

Gaiam Foldable Yoga Mat at Vitacost

Ready to start? Try these 2 yoga poses for beginners.
Want to take things a step further? Create your own meditation space at home – it’s the perfect place to practice yoga!