The main purpose of attending a yoga class is to relief yourself from stress. However, for some, yoga classes become the reason for their stress and anxiety. This shouldn’t be the case and you should not let this happen to you either. Yoga is a form of exercise that combats anxiety, so you should keep it that way. There can be quite a number of reasons as to why the practice makes you tense. Here are some of them.
First things first is that if you do decide to join a yoga class, you have to be punctual and get to class on time. If you do not manage your time properly, you will end up rushing to make it in time for the class. Most of the time when a person rushes, he/she will start the exercise on a rather nervous note. Hence, it is always better to reach class a little earlier so you can relax before commencement. When you are calm and collected before the class, the chances are that you will be able to attain more benefits from the poses.
One of the most common mistakes made is that one compares themselves with others in a yoga class. Perhaps they are capable of performing certain poses better than you, but you should always keep in mind that no body is the same and that everyone has their own limitations. It is important to understand your own limitations and not to overstretch or compare yourself with others. Only do what you feel comfortable with instead of trying to outdo others.
Another key factor of one’s yoga practice to be stress-free is determined by the instructor. In order for you to be worry-free, you would need a good instructor who is knowledgeable. Always pay attention to the instructor and follow him/her. A good instructor will also be able to understand your body and limitations. He/she would know how to guide you according to your physical capabilities. As breathing is a key aspect in yoga, a good instructor should have the ability to guide you in inhaling and exhaling during the various poses. For more information, you can check it out over here.
At OMG Yoga, we do our best in assisting you in getting a suitable instructor. That is why we only refer instructors who are certified by schools recognised by the Yoga Alliance. If you would like to find out more about our classes, feel free to refer to our website.