Okie so I’ve read quite a number of posts here on Tumblr from yogi/yogini beginners saying that they’re experiencing pain after their first try at yoga. See, this is exactly the reason why you should sign up for classes. So that there’s a teacher to make sure that you’re doing the poses right and not injure yourself.
Most people have the misconception that yoga poses are easy to do, simply look at the photo and copy. It’s actually more than that. Even if we do our poses in front of the mirror, we can’t really tell if we’re doing it right because it has to be seen from a different angle. Especially if we’re a beginner.
Well, I’m not expert myself but I have been practicing yoga for awhile now and I’m beginning to learn how to recognise the signs of whether I’m doing the poses right or not. Other than that, I seek advise from yoga experts at the yoga studio I go to or read them up online. Here are links to a few of my go-to sites.
You can also head on down to YouTube and there are many yoga gurus that you can approach and ask your questions. If that doesn’t work for you, then you can always drop me a line. I will try to answer you as best as I can or ask my teacher about it.
Just remember, when doing yoga, if its causing you pain, then you’re not doing it right.