Our yoga studio located in Byron Bay Main Beach is the perfect place if you are a total yoga beginner. 

 Pranayama

As a beginner, one of the first things you will learn is breathing control – Pranayama. We talk about breathing, but it’s more about becoming aware of your vital energy, also called prana. 

Pranayama leads us to connect our physical being with our spiritual being. Breathing control has physical benefits such as oxygenation of the blood and increased lung capacity. It also helps to relax and control emotions.

Breathing, consisting of inhalations and exhalations, must always be carried out through the nose. With inhalation we absorb prana and with the exhalation we redistribute it. 

It is very important to be aware of your breathing while performing the asanas (yoga postures), keeping it deep and low. There are various forms of breathing and you can practice them every day with some basic exercises.

 Asanas

If you are a beginner our teachers at Sattva Yoga and Massage will explain in simple words the yoga poses and the options you have. As much as the first positions you learn are the basic ones, they are still complex. Each posture works certain parts of the body to which it benefits. The Palm Posture works the legs and arms and the Cat-Cow Posture focuses on the back. Asanas are, in addition to physical exercise, a form of meditation that helps us move forward in our self-discovery.

 

In yoga, control, harmony, balance, and order are important. Yoga for beginners focuses on the practice of these important concepts. You cannot simply do breathing exercises and asanas without having a reason for being and a relationship between them. 

Yoga is harmony and fluency: if they break, their benefits won’t be achieved. That is why it is important to practice yoga respecting the sequences – or Vinyasa-Krama. These sequences respect an order that ensures their maximum effectiveness. Like everything in yoga, they are flexible and adaptable. There are sequences that have been practiced for ancient times. One of the best-known examples is the Sun Salutation, a quick, adaptable and easy to perform sequence that aims to warm the body at the beginning of the practice.

 Yoga for Beginners

There are many and different styles of yoga, however, as a beginner, you should also choose the style of yoga that you like and that suits your needs. 

 

Hatha Yoga, one of the styles we practice in our yoga studio by the beach in Byron Bay, is one of the best styles for beginners.  It focuses mainly on the teaching of postures and is adaptable to all kinds of needs and personalities. Our amazing yoga teachers will make sure your body adapts to the postures as best as possible. 

 

Take a look at our timetable, come along and practice with us overlooking the ocean in Byron Bay!

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