Challenges for a beginner

It is common to hear – ‘I couldn’t do all the postures in the session. Why is it so? Many asanas were pretty simple and this bothers me’. Well, there are many reasons for this.

. Your current level of physical activity in daily life physical limitations
. Correct knowledge of the postures/techniques
. The time of day when you practice
. Your state of mind

If it is your first few classes, set yourself a reasonable goal – typically it takes 3-6 months or more to get a handle on the body if you haven’t been exercising. The point is to do what you can in the class. That is a great beginning. Also remember, the instructors would usually be practicing Yoga for a long time and regularly. The key is to start and keep-up a practice.

[From a Nov 2005 email sent to students]

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