The Art Of Yoga

For those of you who do not like indulging in heavy weight or gym bound activities, yoga would be the best suiting alternative for you. Here is what you need to know before buying a mat and heading for a class.
What is yoga?
It isn’t about siting with your legs crossed on the floor, chanting verses. It simply means uniting the physical and mental body into one. Through this, one attains a state of balance in their mind and body. However, practicing this art and attaining this sacred state does not happen overnight. It is performed by almost all categories of people due to its flexibility of activity. There is no special need or reason to attend a class. Nevertheless, the power of maintaining consistency is needed.
Forms of yoga
Being a flexible activity for the body, it has plenty of forms to choose from. Anusara, ashtanga, aerial, bikram and hatha are just a few of the many varied forms. Whatever the form is, you would be able to find a class anywhere as it is becoming quite a popular and demanding profession as well. You would be able to attend lessons like hatha, aerial yoga classes or pre and post-natal lessons at an institute, private lessons or even at the comfort of your own home. Some may want to attend two or three different kinds of this activity. However, this is usually done after graduating from learning the basics.
What do you gain from yoga?
As said earlier, through the learning of this activity, you will be able to form a balance and unity of the mind and body. Apart from this main benefit, there are other plus points that assist in maintaining good health. Flexibility and good posture, immunity from minor sicknesses, reducing risks of type II diabetes are a few. It is also known to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
Some forms may concentrate on curing/preventing specific illnesses or disease. By attending an Ashtanga or Bikram class one would be able to focus on losing weight, at aerial yoga classes one would be focused on the strengthening of bones and muscles and by performing pre-natal lessons the mother and the baby will be benefitted through it. Likewise, there are many forms that attend to different needs. Whatever the form, the main aim of this activity is to connect the mind, the body and the soul.
What to know before attending a class
If you are persuaded enough to join a class, there are a few thing you need to know beforehand. It is always good to know a few basics before entering a class in order to help you feel confident. Being on time and being early is very important as you will need to calm the body down from a hyperactive state, drinking lots of fluids and staying hydrated helps perform better. Always try to keep your sense of direction down and pay attention to your instructor. After a few months of attending the lessons consistently, you will be noticing a lot of change in your mind and body.