Sure, if you aren’t into spirituality, some elements of yoga can be a bit strange, but yoga isn’t just meditation and spiritual practices. In this quick guide, I want to tell you what I learned during a few weeks of doing yoga.
When I started doing yoga I’ve noticed a severe focus on breath and spirituality. Honestly, I’m not that into spirituality and at first, it quite bothered me.
I’ve been meditating for years, but I don’t like the connection between mindfulness and spirituality or religion. I’ve never said “namaste” out loud in my life, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy the benefits yoga has to offer.
As I already mentioned, I find yoga as this bridge between meditation and workout. Since I workout almost every day, I wanted to find a way to relax and stretch my body during my break days.
Yoga was perfect for that. I usually do yoga 2-3 times a week. If it’s my rest day I find a YouTube video with an emphasis on stretching and meditation. If I decide to do yoga as a workout, I find a video about muscle tone or losing weight.
In my experience yoga can sometimes be a great replacement for your workout. Yoga poses are constructed to activate different muscle groups, and muscles that your regular workout never could.
I usually do a 20-30min yoga session. Since I’m not that experienced I usually find a yoga video on YouTube. One great YouTube channel I can recommend is Yoga With Adriene
I’ve been doing yoga for a couple of weeks now. What pushed me into yoga was a YouTube video by minimalist, YouTuber, and filmmaker Matt D'Avella