[QUOTE=suryadaya;68762]As always, a teacher really will be the most helpful. If there is anyway you can join a beginner’s series in the near future, that would be really great. Otherwise, the book I started with was the American Yoga Association’s Beginners Manual, and it was amazing. The courses are safe and effective, and everything is presented really well. You could also try out the free trial on the YogaGlo website for a week and work through a few of their ‘Beginner Series’ videos. I tried an Anusara Beginner Series recently and it was very well presented. They also have some good meditation videos, which I recommend you check out. They are many different teachers and styles, and the free trial would enable you to study the teachings of different traditions, so that when you do have time to go to classes, you’ll have some idea of what you’re working towards.
If you’re going to be practicing at home alone, please stay safe. Start with gentle practice and pay close attention to the breath. The breath is an amazing indicator of the state and capacity of your body. If you find that you can’t take smooth inhalations and exhalations in postures, or that your body starts to tremble, or if you start to feel pain (especially in the joints) - then back off. A lot of people think that they have to look like the pictures in order to be doing it right, but it usually takes genetics or many years of practice to get the models to that place, so be patient and gentle with yourself. The body and mind are free to start healing you when you allow them the freedom to do it.
And we are always here to help! So if you have any questions at all, please ask them! You’ll get a variety of responses from all across the spectrum of traditions and beliefs. Welcome![/QUOTE]
Hey, thank you so much! I’ll definitely remember to keep that in mind. I’ll be sure to check out all the websites you mentioned and hope I can follow these routines! Thank you :). Once I start learning some of the Yoga, how regularly should I perform it? I’m guessing 20 minutes every morning, a few days a week is good? I’m just really trying to do Yoga to release some stress that I have, and to help flatten my core. I don’t know if there are any specific exercises that do all of that together, but I will look around.!