It depends on many factors, such as the time available to each person, the experience practicing this discipline or the physical condition of each one.
There are many times that we have told you about the advantages of practicing yoga for your health. There are many benefits of this discipline on a physical, mental and emotional level . But what happens when you have been practicing for a while and feel that you do not notice any kind of benefit? “Answering this question depends on many factors such as the time available to each person, the experience practicing this discipline or the physical condition of each one, among many others,” Tatiana Noguera tells us.(@starenyoga), a teacher specialized in yoga for women and founder of the Star en Yoga platform, who summarizes for us below the factors that she considers most notable and that can make us doubt at any given moment. It is convenient to know them to know how to manage them. Take note.
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you have been a short time
Although it may not seem like it to you, it may take a short time to see the results , even if you think they should already be noticeable. “Here it is important to determine what the concept ‘time’ is for you. Normally you usually see results between 15 and 30 days of your practice, there are even people who from the first day already notice that they feel better on a mental and physical level. However, as in any other sports discipline, depending on the number of times we practice yoga, it will bring us more or less benefits and we will improve our technique more or less. That is to say, if you have been practicing yoga once a week for a month, you will probably notice the benefits later, this does not imply that these benefits are non-existent. For this reason, once we feel comfortable with the practice and begin to master the technique, it is advisable to increase the weekly frequency. In this sense, 2 or 3 days a week is advisable.”, the expert tells us, who adds that it must be made clear that the important thing is to prolong it over time. In other words, it is useless to do five yoga sessions in a row and not practice it again until after a month, for example.
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You are not in good physical condition
“Physical condition is also important, if you haven’t exercised for a long time or have never done so, both your body and your mind will need more time to get used to this new routine,” says the expert.
You don’t know the importance of body awareness and proprioception
Proprioception is the ability of our brain to know the exact position of all parts of our body at all times. In the practice of yoga it is a very important concept because, if we realize what happens in our body internally and consciously, we will not repeat the same mistakes over and over again, and also our body will acquire greater body awareness of each movement, each asana. This will have a direct impact on the benefits that are generated after the practice.
As the expert tells us, we know that yoga deals with the development of consciousness and to reach higher states, we must achieve a natural harmony through physical and mental balance: therefore we cannot correct what we We are not aware of what we are doing. The intellectual knowledge of an asana is worthless if we cannot put it into practice, really feeling it in the body.
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Compare yoga with a sport
Sometimes, as the teacher tells us, we start practicing yoga because we think it’s just another sport or because we’re influenced by what we see on social media. This makes us more frustrated if we don’t see results quickly. “In yoga the physical part is worked on, it is well known that with constant practice you improve flexibility, strength, balance and agility, among other things. In addition to these benefits, there is another less visually tangible benefit: it provides mental balance and reduces stress in your day to day . If we enter the most spiritual part in my own experience, it is a path of transformation and self-knowledge,” he says.