From eating disorders, stress, anxiety to low-self esteem and overall body weakness, the ancient art of Yoga is an effective solution to overcome every problem by establishing a balanced connection between mind, body, and soul. The word “Yoga” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Yuj,” meaning “to join” or “to unite.” The Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline of breath control, meditation, and the adoption of specific body postures for health and relaxation is a great way to instil complete body awareness, mindful attention, and self-compassion in the gradual process of holistic healing and liberation.
However, there’s a catch.
As per a recent study in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, yoga causes musculoskeletal pain in 10 per cent of people and exacerbates 21 per cent of existing injuries. Now, you must wonder whether all those beautiful yoga practitioners you spotted on Instagram have been lying about the benefits. If you are a beginner and have decided to opt out of teacher-assisted private yoga in Miami Beach, the chances of you falling under the pain percentage are higher.
The reason behind all these injuries is poor forms, practising incorrect breathing, or overdoing specific asanas. The best part about this discipline of mind and body exercises is that it caters to individual needs. There’s no fixed format or order when it comes to practising yoga. It can be as unique as you. A novice practitioner who isn’t familiar with the practice of yoga doesn’t know about the natural tendencies of their body that aren’t appropriate or applicable to a particular pose. For instance, if a person is practising Trikonasana on the right side for the first time, they can be making the following mistakes:
- Lifting the heel of the left leg
- Poor grounding
- Forcing the twist
- Holding the breath at the final position
- Head not in line with the spine
As a beginner, you might not correct yourself or even realize that you are making these mistakes. A teacher-assisted private yoga session helps you overcome all the caveats by post corrections. The instructor guides your body throughout the pose and gives necessary physical impulses to give your body a sense of the correct posture. This helps you build muscle memory to land in the proper posture each time you are practising the next time. Signing up for private yoga in Miami Beach also offers the following advantages:
- Privacy of practice
- Work through weak core problems
- Alternative poses when a posture feels too advanced
- Incorporating new postures only when the body is completely ready
- Using restorative and strengthening techniques when a particular body part is injured
- Staying away from poses that might aggravate the damaged area’s pain
- Build a rhythm with proper warm-up and cool down
While practising alone, you are more likely to rush through the session to jump right into the advanced poses. If your body isn’t warm enough, you are more likely to inflict injury. The trick about yoga is that all the beautiful backbends and arm balances you see aren’t a day’s job. It requires consistency, patience, and regular efforts. An experienced teacher only makes this journey easier and more aware.
If you would like to sign up for private lessons for a more comfortable and safer practice, register with us today with our ongoing offer. For details, browse our website or talk to us at (305)-538-7073.