1. Practice Yoga accompanied? Of course!
Tranquility is not loneliness. Remember that Yoga is a way of knowing ourselves, and that it is necessary to have sessions alone, but there is also a place to practice Yoga as a couple, with a friend, someone to instruct you, a family member, etc.
Eliminate competitiveness when doing your exercises, especially if you do Yoga at home, which will be with someone important in your life. Everyone has to do things in the best possible way and that’s it. Don’t be like aunts of mine who compete with each other to see who walks the most, when it all started by downloading an app where you could share what you walk. It started as something superpersonic, and they transformed it into something they didn’t feel comfortable with, always doing more than their rival the day before.
Outcome? They stopped walking when one of them had a sprain (do not be malpensado and think that he invented it to stop competing), the moment when I resumed the activity was delayed, and when I asked them, with a hint of evil, I recognize it , how many km they did, one replied that he had to delete the app because his mobile phone’s number of photos and videos was not working well. Of course, it was the granddaughter’s fault that they stopped doing something very healthy for them. Insurance.
The conclusion is clear: when you do your Yoga exercises at home with someone, try to do things in the best way you can, but don’t be stressed if your companion does it better. And one last piece of advice in this regard. Make this clear in the first session. Yoga serves as a path of personal self-discovery, and if you start without knowing much nothing happens, and if someone does it better than you … perfect! More you will learn.
2. Eliminate interruptions
Of course, put the phone in airplane mode or silence it, do not interrupt. If you are afraid of a possible urgent call, you will be surprised to see how rare they are. And the memes, the videos of children biting their brother’s finger and the kittens will follow where they are. The world can wait for you to take your time for Yoga at home.
Once you have overcome your main obstacle, notify your family members or with whom you live that you need a quiet time. There are those who understand that you want to do Yoga, and a few will believe that it is nonsense, “that’s what it is for,” etc. Tell them that you have to do something important, without more. For your sake, go slowly telling him the benefits of doing Yoga at home or in a center, dropping that, for example, you feel less stressed, that you feel more flexible … and let it pass. He doesn’t understand it because he has never done it and doesn’t know its benefits.
In the case of practicing as a couple, visualization is especially important as part of a good preparation for doing Yoga at home. Why? It would break the harmony to speak between one posture and another about what will be next. Not because you could start arguing (you just need to delve into the doctrine of union with yourself and the Universe, and end up arguing with the person next to you), but because it would alter the slow rhythm of breathing, and the pause between one posture and another would not be dedicated to rest, reflect, feel, etc. Therefore, visualize to have a clear mental image of how the session will take place.
The practice is a process of continuous improvement. Each time you will feel better, adapt while the results arrive. Patience.
Follow an order to get a habit. It is the best at the beginning, then you can introduce variations, as you feel better. Especially since starting your knowledge can be somewhat limited. Before you search the Internet between posture and posture, think in that order. We recommend you start with three positions, at most four, and do several repetitions.
You can schedule variations or get carried away. For example, when you start having these three postures dominated by constant practice, learn a new one and that every day replace one of the dominated ones. On other occasions, you will notice that your body asks you to change the positions in the middle of the session. Listen to your body! If you understand that there is a certain type of knowledge that is obtained through the subconscious, or sixth sense, you will also understand why you can get carried away.
Do not confuse habit and rigidity. It is good to have positive customs, but you are not Hannibal of Team A (“I love that the plans go well”). You don’t need a meticulous plan, at least when you’re on the WideMat of Yoga.
Focus your mind on those muscles you use, being aware of them. Live Yoga as it really is, making sure that knowing you better is part of it, that in order to achieve the union of your three dimensions (physical, mental, spiritual) you have to know your body.
THE MOST IMPORTANT: Enjoy! Before we said that it is good to have a “program”, that is, to have a mental image of what is going to be