I started doing yoga two years ago in april, but I started getting serious about my practice just this last summer. xxo
Hi lovely! Let me tell you something. The hardest part about starting yoga is going out and choosing your mat. Everything else will come easy. In the very beginning I was too shy and self conscious to go to a studio because I assumed everyone would be doing handstand and splits left and right. I wanted to build up my self confidence first so I started doing Tara Stiles’s videos for beginners which I found on youtube. (Funny thing about that was I now go to her studio) I didn’t know what I was doing in the beginning as well so I just followed her videos until I got the hang out it. Maybe in the future you might join a studio near you, I promise you its not as intimidating as you think it will be. Cross my heart. As for flexibility in the beginning when I bend down trying to touch my toes my fingers wouldn’t get past my knees! Over time your flexibility will get better and better just be patient and stick with your practice even though you feel like you are miles away from getting to where you want to be, you’re one step closer by just trying. In conclusion start by doing videos for beginners on youtube first and when you feel ready join a yoga studio or if you are in the new york city area I will be opening up my own studio very soon! Good luck!! And please update me on your progress, I’d love to hear from you.
Here are some videos for beginners:
hope this helps!
I have never heard of that one before. As for myself I have a long torso and short legs and in the two years that I have been practicing I haven’t noticed any changes in the length of my legs. So I will say no, yoga does not elongate your legs.