Do yoga with me online: How to Master Challenging Yoga Poses Part 1
Do yoga with me is a new series of blog posts where we discuss yoga online.
Many people love to practice yoga. Even those who cannot access physical yoga studios have still found a way of practicing yoga—through online yoga. Many people have discovered is, yoga is irresistible, mainly because of its benefits. Some of the benefits of practicing online yoga include improving your strength and balance, toning your upper body, helps in weight loss, and improved concentration.
Yoga poses vary, from simple poses to more challenging ones. Some yogis love simple online yoga classes while others love practicing the hard yoga poses. Today, many people, even beginners in yoga are finding it hard to deny the challenging yoga poses, particularly because of the fact that most yogis are displaying some challenging asanas on their social media profiles. As a result, many people have resulted in trying to perform those poses too.
One interesting thing about online yoga is that you can practice any pose, like the half-moon pose or Ardha chandrasana, pigeon pose, knight pigeon pose, wheel pose, camel pose, firefly pose, standing poses, and crow pose. In addition, those who are new to yoga can also access yoga poses for beginners in different online platforms.
Even when practicing online yoga, the challenging poses require will, self-inquiry, and stillness. However, most yogis don’t like practicing the challenging yoga poses at home because of various reasons. However, you should know that you can easily practice the challenging poses at home, in a manner that is safe, customized, and supportive of your needs. The following tips will assist you to master how to practice the most challenging yoga asanas online.
Break the Pose to Its Tiniest Parts
Every complex yoga pose is made up for the less and smaller complex poses. When you start to break every pose into its smaller parts, the pose now becomes more manageable. This, in turn, enables us to possess the knowledge and ability of how the anatomy and the alignment of the posture work. Therefore, do not be afraid to practice postures that develop your intellect, flexibility, and strength in your body.
As you continue to practice these poses, they might start feeling a bit boring, and monotonous. However, don’t give up! Continue practicing the poses since they deserve more respect, and they will give you the foundation of advanced yoga poses.
Understand Every Aspect of the Yoga Pose
The more you continue practicing the tiniest pieces that contribute to the more challenging yoga poses, the stronger and better your understanding will be of how to vary, modify, as well as use props for every pose.
When you are not sure of how to practice each posture, of the muscle groups that benefit from the pose, you start weaving down this path of self-practice. This shows the importance of understanding the ins and outs of the pose.
Do Not Forget Your Teacher
As you continue practicing online yoga at home, don’t forget your yoga teacher brand yourself as a seasoned yogi. As a matter of fact, every yogi should have a teacher, in whom they look up to, and they can learn new things from. They should have a teacher whom they can depend on as a resource for sustaining and refining their home yoga practice.
If you have a teacher, use the time that you have with the teacher to continue making the challenging poses better. This is very important as it assists you in building confidence in the practice of yoga.
When practicing online yoga at home, you need a lot of dedication. Dedicating yourself to overcoming every obstacle in the way, even perfecting the most challenging poses, will make it easier to for you to perform the pose. You are an online yoga practitioner; you need to understand that the practice of online yoga is more about your skills and the journey.
Therefore, you will have some challenges when perfecting a particular pose. So, you need to learn how to balance between dedication and obsession to prevent your online yoga practice from becoming a tedious journey.