When you practice yoga the teacher is there to guide and teach you; however, it is up to the student to listen to their body and decide how long to hold a pose. Yoga is non-competitive; you are encouraged to be kind to yourself and to respect your body, working with it to make gradual progress. You are unique, when you practice yoga it’s best to simply listen to your own body and respect what it does, rather than compare yourself to anyone else.
Your body knows what it can and cannot do. The more you practice yoga, the better you will become at determining your limitations with each posture. With a consistent yoga practice you will observe many wonderful changes. You will notice greater flexibility, greater strength, and improved stamina. You will also create greater body awareness. Soon it gets easier to get into poses that at one time were more challenging.
Begin today ~ be patient ~ listen ~ respect your body
If you would like to learn more about yoga, please feel free to join us Wednesdays at 6:00pm* and Thursdays at 9:30am* at Jacobs Well in Evergreen Park.
*Please arrive 15 minutes early to register.
Joan Zigulich is a Certified Hatha, Children and Family Yoga Instructor. My mission is to introduce the wonderful benefits of yoga allowing the student to practice both on and off the mat. I teach classes at Jacobs Well in Evergreen Park. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss how to incorporate the practice of yoga into your life, firstname.lastname@example.org or "LIKE" Yoga Pathway on Facebook www.facebook.com/YogaPathway