Hi everyone, today I have a great post all about yoga! As I was saying last week I’m trying to refocus on yoga so I thought it would be nice to share some tips for anyone that might just be getting into it for the first time, enjoy!

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Yoga is a fantastically efficient choice of exercise if you have a hectic schedule with lots going on. You can devote as much or as little time to each session, depending on what time you have free, and you can quite literally do it anytime, anywhere.

However, if you’re new to yoga it’s natural to be a little bit intimidated and unsure about what you’re doing. But there really is nothing to worry about when it comes to trying yoga for the first time. Here are some top tips for getting to grips with a rewarding hobby and fantastic form of physical and mental exercise:

· When it comes to thing likes yoga poses and what you should actually be doing, it’s difficult to know where to start. Yoga may be the perfect activity to do in the comfort of your own home, but it’s a good idea to attend a few beginner’s classes at the local gym to give yourself some direction.

Apart from the knowledge and expertise of the instructor, attending a class also allows you to start your yoga journey with other beginners, so you’ll be reassured you’re not the only one who’s feeling unsure!

· This post is the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding advice and information about yoga online. Check out this great guide of yoga poses for beginners, from fitnessmagazine.com; even if you’re unsure about trying to achieve these positions, familiarising yourself with a few is going to make your first class at the gym a hundred times easier.

· Even though you may not be going completely solo just yet, you should invest in your own yoga mat as soon as you start your classes so you can practice your poses and stretches in your own time. Once you’re an expert, you can swap your classes for sessions at the home, in the office or even somewhere peaceful like the park, so that mat will come in handy!

This Nike yoga mat, available to order online from Millet Sports, has enough cushioning to keep things comfortable and comes with a handy string; perfect if you’re planning on sessions in different locations.

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Above all you should enjoy your session and before long, you’ll be an expert capable of holding your own classes!

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Have you tried yoga before? Is it something you would like to give ago? If you’re already an established yogi, what tips would you give a beginner?

*post in partnership with Millet Sports