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EASE YOUR BODY INTO FORM WITH IYENGAR YOGA

by Krystal Tini December 20, 2018

EASE YOUR BODY INTO FORM WITH IYENGAR YOGA

Getting started with a Yoga routine is one of the best decisions you can make for your overall health and wellness. Through practicing Yoga, you can build a stronger connection between your mind and body. You’ll learn to release and let go of stress, and build a stronger, more flexible you. It can be a little intimidating at first, watching people who have been practicing for a while perform poses you might only dream of, but it’s important to remember that everyone starts somewhere. No matter how inflexible you may be at the start, you can achieve anything you want through consistent practice and effort.

Yoga for Beginners

No matter how far you want to go, you have to start at the beginning, and Iyengar Yoga is easily one of the most beginner-friendly styles. It was introduced in the mid-1960s by B.K.S. Iyengar and is described by its creator as “Pure Ashtanga Yoga, known as the eight limbs of Yoga.” Iyengar tends to be slower-paced and incorporates props, such as: straps, blocks, bolsters, and blankets – all of which which will aid practitioners with the more challenging postures. Iyengar Yoga is intended to be taught in a way that allows progress to be steady but gradual as students are guided through a safe and systematic progression. While Iyengar Yoga is beginner-friendly, it shouldn’t be taken lightly. Like all forms of Yoga, Iyengar includes very difficult postures that will require a lot of work and patience to build up to.

My Soul Mat

If you want to set yourself up for success when starting your Yoga practice, equip yourself accordingly. We at My Soul Mat are proud to provide you with quality, unique Yoga mats that are both beautiful to look at as well as incorporate a focus on mindfulness. Our “I Am” collection, for example, perfectly exemplifies the spirit of the aspiring Yogi with a simple, powerful phrase. Choose from yoga mat styles including I Am Peace, I Am Love, and I Am Om to help put you in the right frame of mind and bring about the changes you want to create in yourself.

Krystal Tini
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