We have a cultural aversion to the word ‘beginner’ and a ‘go hard or go home attitude’ to health and fitness. But being a beginner is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact it is vital to be a beginner. Yoga skills are gained incrementally.
I often say to my students, that you don’t go and play a piano concert in La Scala without learning to read music, practicing to play one hand at a time, memorizing the piece and have a mentioned practicing a lot? And only then, when you feel confident, you go for it.
Of course, going to a Yoga class is not as dramatic and you could definitely just wing it… but here are few things you’ll be missing on without a good foundation.
2. Personal ownership