I've been looking for an online community for yoga to ask some questions as I am very new to it and maybe also share some experiences with people who are starting yoga as wel!! This forum seemed to be quite lively and lovely!!
So here we go:
I have been doing a 5-minute morning yoga routine for two weeks now. I did yoga before but very infrequently. I feel 5 minutes it fits my needs and time so far and I am enjoying it. Sometimes I do one in the evening and last weekend I also did a longer one. I've realized some things that I need some advice on :
- I find it difficult to fit my movements with my breathing, I'm not sure if it's because I'm not mastering the poses enough? So what I do basically is kind of wait for my breathing, so let's say I have changed position but I feel breathing in is unnatural in that position, I get back to my previous one, breathe in, then back to the latest and breathe out. And sometimes it feels very good to do so, like I'm "synchronized" with my body. I was thinking maybe I haven't mastered the poses enough, I plan to watch some yoga foundations videos this weekend on the poses I use most often. What do you guys think?
- Also, and this might also be a problem of mastering the poses, I end up having back of hips pains (when I do downward dog or the like). I don't think it's supposed to hurt, on the contrary, I should feel better right?
- The first time I did the sequence I felt very energized, more alive and in touch with my body. But ever since I've never really felt it again (except a little today). I'm not sure it's bringing me any benefits...Is it a matter of time or..?
- Lastly, I've been having anxiety and depression issues for 5 years now (ashamed mode on). I have a lot of difficulty expressing myself, it's very hard if not impossible for me to "feel" things, to have proper emotions (I'm not emotionless of course but there's some sort of "block" within that prevents it....it feels like an added barrier compared to everyone else lol). I haven't been able to release my emotions through talking yet. Do you know of any good sequence/poses... that could help me with this through body motion? Does yoga help with this kind of problem at all? I am also very distant from my body/not very aware of my body, and myself in general.
Thank you for your answers and also if anyone is interested in sharing their practices and experiences, let's chat !!