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Peloton yoga Instructor Kristin McGee offers the following yoga tips for beginners:
Tip 1: Find little pockets of time for poses.
“I love to do a few postures and sun salutations first thing in the morning to really wake up my body,” says McGee. “I also incorporate standing yoga postures when I’m with my boys, as well as chair yoga postures when I’m stuck at my desk,” McGee says. “I love to finish my day with gentle yoga and some meditation to wind down.”
Tip 2: When it comes to meditation, go easy on yourself.
“Meditation is designed to help us develop a relationship with ourselves, so it’s important to remember not to beat yourself up if your mind wanders or you need to shift your seat,” McGee explains. “It’s natural to have thoughts, and the goal of meditation isn’t to eliminate them, but to just allow them to take up less space or require our energy.”
Tip 3: You don’t have to do yoga for hours a day to get results.
“Even a downward dog a day can make such a difference,” McGee says. “I advise students to find the time that works best for them and to remember that any time on the mat is beneficial. It doesn’t have to be hours!”