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Ashtanga Yoga For Beginners
Hatha: Hatha yoga is probably easier on the body. Here is an article about the differences: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/356672-difference-between-hatha-yoga-ashtanga-yoga/ as with any yoga class, you should only do what is comfortable for you. Don't compete with others in the class. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on your practice and what you mean by "beneficial." physically, spiritually it may be but you also have to be mindful of your body and your boundaries. If your goal is increased awareness of mind, body and their connection, 2x per day may be right for you. If you are feeling pain or strain from this intensity, be cautious. ...Read more
I do: Not think so. Depends on intensity.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: The best thing to do in my opinion is to start out with a gentle yoga class with an experienced teacher who can show you the proper alignment techniques. Do not be in a hurry to "graduate" to more advanced classes and power classes. I see many people in these upper level classes who are using poor form and alignment and will likely hurt themselves. It takes time but it is well worth it. ...Read more
Listen to Your Body: Go Slow. Listen to your body. If it hurts, back off slightly. Be sure to stay hydrated, epsom salt baths afterwards may help from keeping sore. Also, bodywork such as chiropractic, acupuncture and massage may be helpful to assure proper alignment, and avoid stressing any one part of anatomy more than necessary. ...Read more
Find a good teacher: To get the most benefit, find a good teacher so you learn to do it correctly. Many places have group classes that are economical. Also try your town recreational center and senior center. Some senior centers will allow younger people to attend classes. ...Read more
Mainly i want to strengthen and stretch my low back and upper back. Any good beginners yoga you know about?
I'm a 55 yr old female w degen. Disc disease(cervical), migraines easily triggered .What is best beginners yoga?
Probably Hatha: As practiced in the west which consists mainly of "postures" and relaxation techniques. You might also want to consider pilates which is a 20th century combination of yoga with therapeutic exercise. Both heavily concentrate on core muscle development. Check with your dr. Or physical therapist and get their advice. You might find tremendous benefit. ...Read more
With intention: Find a teacher who appeals to your needs, make sure you have stretched well before the practice, don't forget to breathe and be mindful of your limitations while gently pushing yourself to your limit. ...Read more
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