Yoga for Beginners
We hope to enlighten you through this book so that you may learn how to practice yoga and meditation on your own. The physical and mental benefits you’ll receive will probably be shocking to you!
One thing you should realize is that while this book will be talking about the religious practices and history of yoga and meditation, you do NOT have to change your religion or subscribe to any of the religious notions of either method!
The information contained about the spiritual side is purely for informational purposes only. Yoga isn’t a religion, but it can have spiritual effects for those who practice it.
It doesn’t matter if you are Jewish, Catholic, Muslim, Buddhist, Protestant, or Scientologist! No matter what type of religion you may or may not practice, yoga can benefit you without you having to change your faith in any way.
Yoga (as it is explained here) is simply a method of strengthening and toning the body while also receiving the emotional and psychological effects it can bring.
Meditation in this book is used simply as a way to boost mental clarity, reduce stress, and clear up any mental and emotional issues. It is not meant to promote any kind of spiritual agenda, although it can enhance your religious experience if you choose to use it that way.
We’re going to delve a little bit into the rich history of yoga and meditation so you can learn a little about its origins. Only when you understand where it came from and why it was practiced can you truly understand why they are such remarkable tools for mental and physical health.
We’ll talk about a lot of the important equipment that you may need to want for practicing yoga and meditation, from mats to bags, balls to blocks. You’ll learn what each piece of equipment is used for, and also whether you really need to buy it or not.
You’ll learn what yoga and meditation are and can do for you as well as their limitations. Neither is a one-size-fits-all solution for everyone, nor will they cure any and every ailment there is.
Some practitioners believe that yoga and meditation can cure every ailment, illness, and disease on the planet, but unfortunately there is just no proof of this.
If you’re looking for a miracle cure for cancer or diabetes, this probably won’t be what you’re hoping for. But if you need a simple solution for easing panic attacks, depression, mental fog, back pain, stress, or other minor to moderate physical and mental issues, yoga and meditation might be exactly what you need