Introduction to yoga for beginners - find out what yoga is about and how to start doing it as exercise to get young slim body the healthy way.
Many yoga studios leave completely aside the spiritual factor and embrace just the physical side of yoga. This is not totally wrong, but a better understanding of the phenomenon will lead to improved results related to your fitness program.
Most of the yoga exercises take the form of asanas (stances) and are performed in a flowing manner while being combined with special breathing techniques (e.g. abdominal breathing).
Once you start to practice them though you we'll be surprised by the challenge you are facing.
Even after a few "simple" exercises your body will feel slightly sore and you will realize how efficient they are.
It is very important, at least for beginners, to seek a certified/qualified instructor, so they could learn the exercises correctly. It is often a common mistake that beginners make to follow videos and trained unsupervised because "it all looks so simple". In this case injuries may occur and the student will more likely lose interest pretty quick due to lack of results.
The relative simplicity and the fact that yoga is usually seen as a friendly type of activity and exercise (as opposed to the intimidating gym environment) make yoga attractive to a large number of people from various walks of life and with various ages.