Mindfulness yoga for beginners can be extremely simple and undemanding, it's not all standing on your moving towards hours on end, and it can include essentially absolutely nothing more than simply a little gentle stretching!

Ah ... if only everything was as easy!

Words 'yoga' derives not from yoghurt or Star Wars but from an old Sanskrit term derived from the root 'yuj', and suggesting "to yoke" or "to join," "to join".

Mindfulness yoga, as you might expect, takes the natural step of integrating the disciplines of yoga and mindfulness. An outstanding introduction is Mindfulness Yoga: The Awakened Union of Breath Body and Mind by Frank J Boccio.

From the amazon description: "Drawing on several types of yoga, a student of Thich Nhat Hanh serves up an available introduction to yoga from a Buddhist perspective that lays out the movements, postures, and breathing strategy in seventy-five pictures. Original".

You need to then ideally think of joining a yoga class, and you actually don't require me to inform you the best ways to do that. Try typing yoga + the town where you live into an online search engine.

One point to think about nevertheless is that there are great deals of certain ranges of yoga. \* When it concerns the different varieties, personally I would start with Hatha yoga.

You'll require a mat and some loose clothing etc., which come easily bundled in a yoga novices kit.

Yoga novices kits usually include at minimum a yoga mat, a foam block, a cotton strap and an educational DVD.

The props (the foam block and strap to name a few) offer beneficial support when exercising positions to help prevent stress.

Here's my list of best get choices, starting with the least expensive:



The Firm Yoga Beginner Kit - under $25.

One skid-free mat
Easy-to-grasp foam brick supports posture and stability
Cotton stretching strap improves flexibility
30-minute DVD for beginners

Gaiam Yoga for Beginners Kit - under $30.

Alignment yoga mat to help guide hand and foot placement
One foam block
One cotton strap
Two full length yoga workouts for beginners
One seated meditation preparation routine

SPRI Yoga Starter Kit - under $40.

One studio quality "sticky" mat
Two foam blocks
One cotton strap
Yoga position poster
Yoga DVD

Wai Lana Basic Yoga Kit - under $40.

One skid-free mat
One foam block
One cotton strap
One yoga posture poster

Total Yoga DVD Kit - around $35.

One slip-free mat
One foam block
One cotton strap
One mesh carrying bag for storing and transporting the equipment
One instructional DVD

EASYMat Kit - around $47.

A beginner's package for taking to studios.
One slip-free mat
One foam block
One cotton strap
One hand towel for hot yoga