Yoga is not only about exercising, it’s also about improving your overall health and state of mind. However, in order to excel at this, you first need to break some bad yoga habits, and here are some of them.
Comparing Yourself to Others
If you’re only a beginner, chances are there’s going to be people in your yoga class who are more flexible and advanced than you. But keep in mind that everyone is different and you shouldn’t compare yourself with other people, because this can only slow your progress. Or even worse, it can lead to injury.
Getting Ahead of Yourself
Listening to your body and to your teacher is very important in yoga and in fitness in general. If the teacher says you shouldn’t do a certain pose unless you feel absolutely comfortable, do as he says. Pushing yourself too hard can sometimes be dangerous and it can lead to injuries.
Not Having Fun
Fitness should be a lot of fun so try not to be a creature of habit and mix things up a little every once in a while. Don’t be afraid of trying new yoga poses, meeting new people after the class, or even trying new yoga studios and teachers if you get bored with the routine.