10 Practical Yoga Tips for Better Performance
Do you want to perform better at your yoga classes, to be more flexible, relaxed and strong at the same time? Here are some easy tips that will improve the way you do your yoga.
Yoga became the favorite activity for many people lately as it includes the inner and outer techniques for better health and harmony. It is a way of living that has its roots many years ago. Although there are many branches of the yoga tree, the lifestyle around it and your daily habits would affect both how deeply you would go into it and how quickly your body would catch up with the asanas (yoga poses).
Breath and relax
Even if the relaxation is at the end of the practice, you need to start it relaxed as in this way your body will be softer and more flexible. With the conscious breathing you connect your mind with your body. Try to breath according to the parameters the instructor is giving or at least breath in even intervals, so that you feel calm and relaxed. Don’t hold your breath in the poses unless you are instructed to do so, as this will produce stress and your body will get stiff and contracted.
Drink enough water during the day
Usually people are not drinking water during the yoga class itself, but you need your body to be hydrated if you want it to perform up to your desires. The water is life so you need it. The more hydrated your body is, the more balanced the hormones would be, the organs will work properly and the liquids will move easily assisted by the yoga poses.
Eat clean and healthy
The diet is vital, it provides your body the energy and the nutrients it needs to live. The yoga way of eating would be with lots of fruits and vegetables, enough but not too much protein and appreciation of every meal. The awareness about what do you eat is very important and could affect both your poses and your meditation.
Get enough fresh air and sun
The closer you are to nature, the more energy you will have, more vitamins will enter your cells, your hormones will be balanced and you will feel better. You need to get as much fresh air as possible although many people are living in the polluted environment of the cities.
The regular practice will give your body and mind the chance to gradually adjust to the routine and to make a little progress every time. You could spend not so much time doing yoga but if you are consistent, you will see the positive results. The big breaks between the classes, like a week or two are not beneficial especially for the flexibility and the breathing. You need the solid foundation that regularity will give you in order to build on.
Gentle laser support
In order to condition your body, to heal its tissues and to regenerate them, you could use the gentle laser therapy which is done with the coMra Palm at home. There are many ways to support your body with it, in a totally non-invasive manner with no side effect, providing pain-relief if needed, healing and overall better health.
Herbs and essential oils
The herbal teas and the essential oils could be of a great help if you want to retain the balance and the harmony in your body and your mind. The essential oils consist of very small molecules and when you use the aroma lamps in no time you could sense how their pleasant and healing fragrance assist you into entering a relaxed state.
Get enough rest and sleep
Having enough sleep and resting between the practices will keep your stress hormones levels low which is important for the work of your organs. You need enough time to recover in order to have good performance in any way. Choose the practices according to your level and build on gradually instead of trying to reach the impossible in no time. Everyone progresses with their own pace so don’t hurry.
Set your mind to stay motivated
Only you know, what is your motivation to practice yoga as there are infinite benefits for your body, mind and spirit if you decide to follow this way with all your heart. You need to work with your mind and find the proper way to make yourself going on with the classes. Each step of the journey is important and only you can make it for yourself, so stay motivated or just do the next step.
Massage with base oils
The base oils you could find helping your body with its flexibility as they are beneficial for the joints, the skin, the lymphatic system etc. The sesame, almond, jojoba, coconut oils are used to condition your body both before and after practices relaxing your muscles and strengthening your ligaments.
Yoga is a journey, a beautiful experience, connection with like-minded people, unique music, old rituals, deep work and more other things that you could find only if you do the first step. And the next one. And one after that.