What do you need exactly to start your yoga journey?
A beautiful moon print yoga mat, gorgeous tight yoga pants, slightly showy top and the list could be long in market today. Question is “Do we really need it?”
The answer is NO! Absolutely! You literally need nothing and you can start a yoga practice any day, anytime and anywhere. Luckily there is one way to keep yourself fit and healthy without spending lots of money. The ancient yogis of India had no need of materials and they had spent their whole life in a piece of cotton cloth and survived every weather condition, ate simple sattvic food, live under the shed of the tree and attain spirituality. Ofcourse, you don’t have to do that. The thing is the more you depend on materials the more you will be their slave. You can simply practice yoga on the grass and believe me, you will probably feel happier over grass than yoga mat but that isn’t necessary to do.
Feel good in your body and accept yourself with all you have🌿
Here are the things you actually need in a Yoga Practice
The most important thing you need is a desire to learn and stick to it. If you are open to receive the energy, you just might discover how inclusive and uplifting yoga can be. Nobody can teach you yoga if you are not surrendering to the process of learning and practicing with full dedication.
In a yoga practice where you will be spending your important time and energy you need a little trust and patience to work with. Yoga practice doesn’t help people overnight and takes a little patience but, the results will totally change you.
Important point “Discipline”. Yoga demands discipline to gift all the magical benefits it is holding to serve you. You can practice yoga as a peaceful act which relaxes your mind and removes stress from the body or you can live life as a Yogi, but both the time you need discipline or at least the willingness to learn and be conscious of your acts. Although Its okay to start slowly and take your time to come into the regular practice.
To start feeling good the first thing comes in our mind is the comfort. Breathable and simplest cotton clothes are the best in practice so that you can focus on the practice and not on the tugging waistband. You don’t have to look good while doing yoga so you have no need to buy all those insanely expensive yoga pants.
To practice yoga you will definitely need a mat to save yourself from injuries and also it provides a good grip to practice asanas. Any simple cheap yoga mat would do great in your practice. Only check it’s not slippery.
Hydrating your body during the yoga practice is the must because it helps you breath properly, dehydration, removing toxins and of course, prevent you from fainting down on the floor so always keep a good amount of water while practicing yoga. You can add a lemon slice or Tulsi leaves in it.
Have a happy yoga 🙂