like CAROLJEAN said, getting some classes with a certified Yoga instructor will help you to design how you can do the poses according to your needs, right now for the time being in the second thread there is a link to practice Yoga 21 day with Yoga Journal instructor, it is free so you go to the link and sign-up, there are to levels, beginners and intermediate, you can check it out, also in the Forum are plenty of info about sites that offer classes free or by fee.
You know, sitting at the edge of folded blankets, and placing folded blankets underyour knees can help you to improve your sitting position, not everyone is flexible like the instructors, many poses can be modified and the blocks, folded blankets are very useful. It takes time.
Warming-up is good, 5 minutes walk to loose the muscles, or if you have the chance to watch Namaste Yoga on TV(cable) or youtube, Kate Potter always start with poses for warm-up and closes the practice with a cool-down. In 21-day Yoga Journal Challenge they start slowly warming up and end with savasana or child pose.
Join us in the monthly challenge to learn what other do, to inspire and be inspired.
Here a link to learn about the different types of Yoga: www.ivillage.com/yoga-which-type-right-you
Namaste Yoga warm-up (one of them) www.youtube.com/watch?
another link for Namaste Yoga (format4-5min warm-up, 12 min main focus, 4-5 cool down)
it shows various segments: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4sbRBghZ1k&list=P
You can practice Yoga every day, you can choose the length according to your schedule,you can have a very active practice oe day and a very restorative the following day, Yoga is a personal journey, Meditation is also important in the balance of body and mind that is the main focus of practicing Yoga. As I mentioned before, come and join us in the monthly challenge and the thread for the 21-day Yoga Journal Challenge and Healing Rhythms Meditation links, they just started on June 10 and is free to join. Check them out.
Glad you join. May you be happy, may you be healthy, may you be at ease. Namaste!
Edited by: PUNCHILOUIE at: 6/15/2013 (01:16)
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