Yoga for beginners

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    Mar 30, 2012 10:37 PM GMT
    I'm thinking of trying yoga, but I'm a bit intimidated by all the different kinds out there.

    I have no idea what all the terms are.

    Anybody have any recommendations?

    Or can someone explain what all the differences are???
  • Lo3iondo

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    Mar 31, 2012 2:54 AM GMT
    Part of yoga is learning to let go and being present. Nobody knows 100% of the terminology or everything there is to know about yoga.

    If you have history of injury, low flexibility or are just plain new to yoga, do not go to anything with the word 'vinyasa' in it. Do not be afraid to take "intro" or "basic" or "gentle" or "slow" or "hot" or "bikram" classes if you are actually interested in learning.
  • Lo3iondo

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    Mar 31, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    Oops. You should not go to "bikram" or "hot" classes as a beginner.
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    Start with Hatha... it's a good place to get familiar with things, my studio does beginning, intermediate and advanced classes.

    But it's really all about the instructor.
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    Mar 31, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    Agreed...hatha.
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:09 AM GMT
    Dude, you're in Victoria? Go to the Lululemon store they most likely offer free yoga classes once/twice a week. Great non intimidating atmosphere and of you have questions before/after the instructors are more then happy to help ya. Namaste ;)
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    Mar 31, 2012 4:25 AM GMT
    Thanks, guys.

    Awesome advice!