Yoram Yasur Blume:
In recent years, yoga centers have proliferated and classes are available on the Internet are almost uncountable. Thanks to the widespread diffusion of this millenarian practice we all know that it is beneficial both for the body and for the mind. Those of us who practice it often know the feeling of well-being that floods us when a class ends.
Yoram Yasur Blume: So that you have a clearer idea of what happens to your body when you start practicing it, today we tell you about the changes that occur in general as time passes.
After the first class:
Yoram Yasur Blume: “After the first class or when you return after a long time, you are likely to feel several sensations. You may feel a little strange: you may have sweated more than you imagined and feel a slight pain in muscles that you did not even know existed”. Many people also feel a bit frustrated in the first class because they imagine that they will never achieve the flexibility of their peers (let alone their teacher). Fortunately, since the first class they feel the shoulders and arms stronger and a greater range of body movement.
After a week:
Yoram Yasur Blume: After the first week of classes, chances are you’ve had 2 or 3 sessions of this new practice. For this moment, you may feel like you are on a honeymoon: you cannot believe how good you feel, or how well certain basic poses come out. You already feel much more flexible parts of the body and that is also perceived with enthusiasm. For your third or fourth class, you will already have a clearer idea of how to breathe and how to move your body. You also start to rest better and notice positive changes in your skin.
After a month:
Yoram Yasur Blume: “Once you have completed one month of regular yoga practice, you may already know how to handle stress in ways that do not affect your physical or emotional well-being. Of course, you do not perhaps have the inner peace of a Buddhist monk, but at least you notice that your body is no longer tense as before and that you become less enamored”.
It is also likely that you feel your torso more erect and stronger than when you started and that you feel more confident in postures that at first where harder.
Yoram Yasur Blume: It is also necessary to remember that yoga forces us to be in the present and that certain postures can generate the opening (and exit) of certain repressed emotions. Do not worry, it’s a normal part of the process. You have only to receive with compassion and affection those emotions and to take the teaching that they have to leave you.
After a year:
If you’ve been involved in regular classes for a year, you’ll see that you already know the best way to breathe, you know how to concentrate, how to move, and how to treat yourself and others. You no longer spend energy in criticizing or having negative thoughts of others or of yourself but you move in peace. You cultivate your presence and you have less attachment to material things and people.
From a physical point of view, you already have a slimmer body and a balance you never imagined you would have. And as you are sure to feel more confident, you are likely to be ready to leave the mat and try different locations to perform your postures.