What's your advice on yoga?
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I want to do yoga but I don’t know where to start?
I personally love to practice in a group with a teacher leading the class. There are lots of different types of yoga classes you can take. See what your local studio offers and try a class that appeals to you. If you like it softer, try a yin class or beginner’s yoga class. If you like it a bit more challenging, try a vinyasa or power yoga class. In the beginning, don't worry about doing it right. Take a spot in the back and follow along. Yoga is about getting out of your head, not constantly worrying about if you're doing it right. After a while you'll start to learn the language, etiquette, and culture of yoga. If you don't have a studio near you or aren't ready for the group setting, I have online plans for beginners that are the perfect way to establish your own personal practice from the ground up. I will guide you step by step through each posture and movement in order to build confidence and ensure proper form and technique. You can check it out here.
What kind of yoga do you practice?
I practice mostly Vinyasa, Power Yoga and Yin. There are so many styles of Hatha Yoga. I often go to different yoga classes in different styles like Jivamukti or Ashtanga to switch things up. I don’t believe there is one style better than another, they all have something beautiful to offer.
How long have you been practicing yoga?
My first experience with yoga was in 2001 when I was doing martial arts (Hap Do Sool) and there was one day a week where we did yoga. After I stopped practicing martial arts in 2004, I stopped doing yoga until I rediscovered it in 2010. This is when my real yoga practice began and when I started to discover all the other aspects of yoga beyond the asana.
How much do you practice yoga?
The first few years, I would practice up to 3 hours a day. Now my practice is a little bit mellower, with a bigger focus on pranayama and meditation. I have a self-practice of about 30 minutes to 2 hours a day and I take group classes about 3 times a week.