HOW TO PRACTICE YOGA ONLINE IN A SAFE MANNER
Practing yoga online is now an increasingly consolidated practice that has numerous advantages:
Being able to choose from hundreds of teachers, styles and different schools all just a click away but it also has disadvantages.
This is why we have collected practical tips on how to do yoga online safely:
Listen well and then practice
One of the most important things is to learn to listen to yourself and to listen to the teacher, do not rush, look at the position, try to figure out if you understand everything and then do it, and do not expect to be already “perfect” at first but remember that you are not in competition with anyone; There is no perfect position but a position that adapts to your body and that will help you to improve more and more.
Often the mind would like to go where the body can’t, and we end up hurting ourselves.
Then, try to repeat the proposed position, always stopping at your limit point, that is, the balance point between stretching and relaxation, without ever getting to feel pain.
Use supports such as blocks, cushions, bolsters and chairs
Back in time there were no supports of any kind in yoga and probably if you follow a live lesson you will not need any, but online it is better to get all the supports you can get your hands on, so as never to cross your limit but rather experiment precisely with the supports, for example the blocks can help you to verify your flexibility without hurting yourself and also cushions and why not even a chair.
Watch your pc or phone screen as little as possible but focus on the instructions
One of the biggest mistakes we make when practicing yoga online is to spend a lot of time looking at the screen, maybe turning our head sideways while we are in position risking to compromise our safety.
If you have never done yoga before, it is absolutely normal and essential to look at the screen to understand how to carry out the asanas, but once you understand how to do it, try to pay more attention to listening and look at the screen only when really necessary.
And last but not least advice on how to practice yoga online safely:
LET GO, ENJOY THE MOMENT AND BE PRESENT IN THE MOMENT YOU ARE LIVING
Do not think about the next position, if you know how to do it, if you can, etc, focus instead on the present moment and enjoy the moment, and the sensations that yoga can give you.
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