Yoga is becoming increasingly popular all over the world because of both its physical and mental benefits. Whether you're looking to get into yoga at home or at a local class, we've built a guide which you can use to get you through your yogi newbie phase. Make sure to also take a look at our latest yoga clothing collection to give your fitness wardrobe a fresh start.
How to start yoga
One of the big benefits of yoga is the ability to practice anywhere and at any time, but this skill can take a while to develop. If you're new to the art, the best place to start yoga is by getting stuck in at a class with a qualified instructor who can give you some top tips and advice on how to improve. You’ll be able to build confidence much quicker if you’re getting regular feedback from an experienced yogi.
If you aren’t quite ready for a morning yoga routine at the gym, you can start at home with a simple yoga routine. Why not give a morning yoga routine a go a few times a week and you’ll soon be well up to speed with the basics. With a quick search online you'll be able to find plenty of yoga routines for beginners to follow along with.
A simple and quick morning yoga routine is a great way to start the day. A few simple morning yoga stretches can help to energize you and get you going for the day ahead. Unsure where to start? We’ve put together 5 simple morning yoga stretches for you to try out at home or in the gym. Even a morning yoga routine which takes just 10 minutes will get you feeling ready to take on the day ahead.
Different Types of Yoga
If you’re just starting out as a yogi, the different names and types of yoga can be really confusing. Here’s a quick breakdown of the main different types of yoga.
At Dare 2b we love anything which is intense and out-there. Which is why vinyasa flow is one of our favourite types of yoga. If you’re a gym lover and are looking for something which is high intensity and dynamic, vinyasa yoga is the one for you.
Here yoga poses flow constantly from one pose to another, with no stopping in between. What’s important is that you keep moving and do your best to flow from one move to another.
If you’re someone who likes to jump in right away, ashtanga yoga could be perfect for you. With poses changing every five breaths, this is a fast-paced fun variation that’s definitely going to get the blood pumping. If you think the idea of yoga is boring, give this one a go and you’ll soon change your mind!
Common Yoga Mistakes to Avoid
Wearing the wrong type of clothing
Wearing yoga clothes which are too tight or restrictive will limit your ability to get into different poses, as well as your enjoyment. It’s best to wear clothing which is light, breathable and flexible. Your yoga gear also shouldn’t irritate your skin or scratch. Investing in some new fitness clothing which is suitable for yoga is definitely a good idea, like some of our comfy stretch leggings.
Being distracted by your phone
In our daily lives, we have our phones with as almost every minute of the day. You should use your yoga routine as your one chance to switch off from the world and focus on yourself. If you’re following a Yoga routine from an online video, try following along from a laptop with a fullscreen, this way you’re less likely to get distracted by any incoming messages or calls.
What to wear for Yoga
You’re going to want to wear something which is light and comfortable while you move around in different poses and sequences. Our latest Modernize Racerback Vests are perfect to go on over the top of a sports bra.
Sports leggings are the ideal choice for yoga as the are supportive, have great sweat wicking material and are super stylish to wear to and from the gym. Our leggings come with flat lock seams which means they’ll feel great throughout your next yoga routine
If you're travelling to and from the gym you’re going to need something to put all your new yoga gear in. Our 30 litre gym bags come with a yoga mat so if you’re wanting to kick off your yoga routine at home or get in some more practice before your next session at the gym, we’ve got you covered.