Yoga Basics for Women

Yoga Basics for Women

Yoga for Women:  Basic Yoga Lessons for Women

If a woman wants a healthy, balanced life devoid of any strain and stress, she should start her day with yoga.  HIghly recommended!!

First things first.  When you roll out of your bed, sit onto a mat on the floor and hug your knees to your chest. Then raise your legs in the air and stay bottoms up until your head clears. Next, stand up and drop your forehead to your shins until you feel ready to tackle the toothbrush and get on with your day.

Waking up doesn't have to consist of pouring coffee down your gullet to shock yourself alive. 

Many women self destruct from the moment they wake up - caffeine, cigarettes, abrasive exercises or no exercise at all. Many faddish fitness programs today are self destructive - do 50 leg raises or pound your body jogging on the pavement or jump around to a rhythm which is jarring your joints

Your approach to fitness, well-being and to life in general should be a non-violent one - working smoothly with concentration and determination at your own pace without competing with anyone else. 

Your routine should ideally center on 28 postures drawn from the 5,000-year-old technique whose name comes from the Sanskrit for sun, moon and join together.

The exercises should range from deep breathing to pretzel-like stretches.

Yoga is strenuous (for the advanced Yogi), but not painful, and it gives every inch of your body a terrific workout.  If it hurts, you are doing it wrong.

Yoga proves particularly helpful in strengthening a body plagued by injury.

Yoga helps you maintain flexibility, builds strength and even muscle definition and even. Even if you practice consists of 15 minutes daily.  Start slow and at your own Pace.  The Yoga Burn Challenge is an amazing series of Yoga workouts for beginners to start at their own pace.  Little by little each day you will become stronger and more focused.

Follow the basics mentioned below to have a healthy and balanced life:

Avoid the big seduction to only go with your strong points - like weight-lifting if you've got great muscles.

Don't space out during workouts. Use that time to have a private conversation with yourself: 'How do I feel physically, mentally.' 'How is my balance and coordination today.' 'Is there something I should pay special attention to.'

Practice yoga in the early morning or early evening at least one hour after a light meal or three to four hours after a main meal. If you are hungry before practice, try tea, milk or fruit juice.  My go to source before a workout is Dates.