It's common to hear people saying that they do not understand anything in a yoga class. While it's normal to feel lost during the first few classes, you soon get the hang of it and in no time become a pro. Although, your aim is to understand yoga, there are measures that you can put in place to ensure that you not only understand yoga, but you also get the most from your teachers. If you want to be an excellent yoga student, here are a few things that you should do.
Just like in any other class, you need to be curious in yoga for you to learn the most. This involves you going beyond what is taught in class. A great way of going beyond the scoop taught in class is by doing your own research. For example, if you are taught a given pose, you should research and learn how you can easily practice the pose. A Great place to research is on the internet. The internet is packed with great resources, such as journals, websites, and blogs that contain valuable information.
Another way of being curious is by asking as many questions as possible. It has been proven that students who ask many questions tend to learn more compared to those who do not ask any questions at all. When you ask questions, your teacher will notice you that focusing on you and giving you more material that help you in learning fast.
Practice what you learn
What you learn is class is useless if you do not practice it. When you practice, you tend to perfect the skill which makes you better. Instead of waiting for your next class for you to practice, you should practice at home. The good side with practicing at home is that you do not need many things; all you need to do is to buy a mat. To have the inspiration to practice, it's advised that you practice with your family members or other yoga students in your area.
Always keep notes
Although, yoga is more of a practical exercise, you should ensure that you jot down notes either in class or during your research. When you keep notes, you have reference material which you will refer to when you need to confirm something.
These tips will not only help you to be an excellent student, buy they will also prepare you to be an excellent yoga instructor in the near future.