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    I think with yoga it's best just to see what's on offer round about you and go try as many as you can.

    I don't think people new to it should do it without an instructor, so no youtube, because you miss little things that make a big difference. There's so many different style but none are better so try a few and see what you think. There's also a lot of not great instructors going about so you need to try a few for comparison.
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    My mom does both yoga and pilates. Some of the positions do appear to look weird and scary but she seems to enjoy it. so I'm gonna tell you to...

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    (Original post by BKS)
    I think with yoga it's best just to see what's on offer round about you and go try as many as you can.

    I don't think people new to it should do it without an instructor, so no youtube, because you miss little things that make a big difference. There's so many different style but none are better so try a few and see what you think. There's also a lot of not great instructors going about so you need to try a few for comparison.
    I d struggle to pay for classes at the moment so would only be able to go to the limited ones available with my free uni membership although I do appreciate that having it properly explained to me would be the best option.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    I d struggle to pay for classes at the moment so would only be able to go to the limited ones available with my free uni membership although I do appreciate that having it properly explained to me would be the best option.
    Not try to be arsey but I'm really not sure what your question is then- just go do it?
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    I know you posted this 2 weeks ago but I'd suggest using yoga classes on youtube instead of going to a class first. All you need is a yoga mat and the internet...

    I'd suggest https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene, she has some videos for complete beginners and has a great series called 'foundations of yoga' of videos explaining each pose in case you get stuck on anything. Once you've mastered the basics, you should totally do the 30 days of yoga challenge - you'll see so much progress and it's a great way to learn a lot of poses and sequences in a short space of time. Hope this helps
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    I wanted to try out yoga too and to be honest I am embarrassed to go to classes :/ also they are quite far and would end up driving there which doesn't make much sense for me


    Found some good apps and YouTube videos but read some opinions that I could do more damage for myself trying. Yoga or Pilates myself at home without instructor is it true?:/
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    You'd be pretty unlucky to injury yourself doing it at home but it's nowhere near as good as having an actual instructor who can see what you are doing and make corrections, you'll probably make more progress quicker if you go to a class
 
 
 
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