With so many yoga classes out there it becomes difficult for many persons to choose the best and most suitable yoga class among them. Everyone has a different personality and body structure and so they individually have different requirements. So, everyone’s requirement is unique as per their personality traits. But there are still few accredited, well-known yoga classes out there, with trained and qualified staff, that offer most of the yoga styles and customized packages suitable for an individual’s requirements.
Lots of options and choices may confuse the learner, especially the beginners, and he or she tends to make mistakes while choosing the right yoga classes for themselves. Here is the list of points that must be taken into consideration to avoid the common mistakes while choosing the best yoga classes for you-
1) Not taking the distance into consideration
It is not logical to select a yoga studio far from your residence just because your bunch of other friends has registered themselves there. Always search for the best options nearby your place of stay or work. Traveling long distance for hours to reach the yoga classes exhaust your body impacting negatively on your practice. Vigorous yoga sequences like that in vinyasa, ashtanga, or power yoga classes burn most of your calories. So, it is not feasible for anyone to again travel long distances and feel more tired instead of relaxed and energized. Always take the distance into consideration and choose the best yoga classes near you.
2) Lack of research
There are many options available to do a good piece of research about any yoga institute in this digital era. Go through their website, social media pages and track their record, activities. You can easily study their profile, achievements, Qualifications mentioned on their web pages. Studying their social media profiles, pages gives us insight into the various activities and events yoga classes conducted on regular basis. Yoga classes conducting regular activities, undertaking small events, proposing fun events are the ones to opt for. This makes the classes fun to attend and breaks the monotonous boring sessions.
3) Check the qualifications
Never blindly choose a yoga class. A well-qualified, certified and trained yoga teacher has the ability to transcend the knowledge and techniques of yoga to you. Always check the certifications and achievements of your trainer. A well-practiced, knowledgeable yoga trainer can teach you about the pros and cons of a particular yoga pose, modify it according to your requirement, and conveys to you the best steps-by-step follow instructions to master the pose over a certain time frame.
4) Don’t jump for advanced class
Each step a day is the key. Don’t jump to the advanced yoga classes directly. First, opt for the classes offering beginner’s yoga classes. Rome was not built in a day, nor you are going to master this ancient practice of thousand years in just a few hours or days. It takes immense practice and patience to master a single style or even a single asana. But everything is worth in yoga. Each day is a new challenge and each session gives you a new level of satisfaction. Yoga teaches you how beautifully your body designed to feel good. Enjoy every minute of your session and never rush.
5) Experienced or novice
Check for how long your yoga classes are in the teaching business. A yogi teaching for many years is always preferable over the one who has just begun the service. The experience of training for years, so many different people from all age groups and genders make them a reliable person to surrender your body to. Years of experience give an edge about how to handle the individual’s concern depending on their body type, flexibility level, and certain medical conditions. Also, check if the trainers themselves practice regularly or not. Someone who is not practicing enough regularly, or is not enhancing their knowledge by keep studying new practices and techniques, should not be teaching yoga.
6) Less is More
Having lots of students is not always a plus. Consider there are lots of students, like around 50 or more, in a single class, how come the teacher pays attention to all the individuals. It is not possible that your yoga teacher can pay attention to every student and observe that someone is making a mistake and correct it. So, ask for yoga classes where there are small bathes or 2-3 yoga instructors allotted in a batch.
7) Have an option of online classes
It may not be possible for some students to attend the class by being physically present at the places of class. Or there may arise a situation when you have to go some other place regarding official work or personal commitments. This may hurdle your yoga practice. So always go for the classes offering online yoga classes, so that your practice can continue without any break that too without having to be present there. Online classes give you more flexibility and comfort of time and place.
All these points should always be taken into consideration to avoid the mistakes of choosing the wrong yoga classes and then face the frustrations of irregular sessions, lack of progress, and injuries due to wrong techniques and practices.
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Good insights… Shweta madam does have required qualification, experience and passion for teaching yoga.
Very practical and insightful. Thank you