Can i learn yoga by myself

HOW I GOT INTO YOGA – self-taught, at home, from zero | Kris The Cat

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thank you

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hello and welcome back to another video

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so this is about my yoga journey how I

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got into yoga how I got started and how

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I taught myself at home so I didn’t go

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to yoga classes or I also didn’t watch

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youtube videos I didn’t read any books

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or anything whatsoever I taught myself I

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just wanted to tell you guys how I

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didn’t and how I got started because you

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had billions of questions so I hope that

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I can add for them and I hope this video

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will be helpful for you so let’s get

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started I started yoga about half a year

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ago it was one of the my new year’s

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resolutions to get into yoga and to

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stick to it and so happy I did in

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January I was quiet I was not so serious

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about it so I practiced maybe once a

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week and I didn’t do anything special I

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just did like the regular really simple

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stuff and in February I got really

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serious about it that’s when I started

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to do like all these upside down poses

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like head stead for understand and

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handstand eventually and yeah so since

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February I have been practicing daily

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like every single day maybe some days I

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didn’t when I was like traveling or

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something but I basically practice every

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single day and usually also several

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times a day just because I enjoyed it so

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much but because I’ve heard like I had

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to but I really felt the urge to do yoga

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and yeah I loved it so I still love it

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yeah so I can highly recommend it yo

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guess what everyone I am NOT a flexible

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person but by practicing so much I got a

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lot more flexible which is great of

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course and yes a win-win I basically

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started everything against the wall

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first

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so I also did strength training um to

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build some upper body strength

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especially for my arms my shoulders my

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neck

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my back but also for my ABS because

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these are the most important muscle

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groups you need to have enough strength

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so I would definitely highly recommend

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going to the gym or doing some

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bodyweight training at home that’s

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definitely a good idea especially like

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pull-ups and chin-ups and yeah let me

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know if you want to see a strength

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training video so I might take my camera

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to the gym or do like home workout so

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definitely let me know in the comments

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if you want to see that and I would

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actually love to affirm more Fitness

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related videos so it doesn’t seem to

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thing forward to that so what I did I

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just tried out stuff into it to see and

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it was so much fun because um yeah I

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didn’t have anyone telling me what to do

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I was I could just do whatever I want to

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and it worked out somehow yeah as I said

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I did everything against the wall first

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and I still use the wall like I still

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make sure the wall is always not too far

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away so in case I fall over I can catch

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myself against the wall and I don’t hurt

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myself so that’s definitely important to

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always make sure you’re practicing

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against the wall I started off with

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headstand because it turns out to be the

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easiest one and then I’ll move down

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before I understand which means that

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you’re standing on your forearms and

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then I went on to handstand which is the

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most difficult one because I how do I

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say that in English if you’re doing

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headstand you are touching the ground

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with your forearms and with your head

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when you’re doing it for I understand

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you’re touching the ground the ground

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with your hands and your forearms and

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when you’re doing handstand you’re just

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on your hands so that’s the smallest

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surface on the ground so it’s the

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hardest to keep your balance so I would

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definitely recommend starting with

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headstand first and you can go really

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close against the wall and just try to

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keep your feet up and it’s actually

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pretty safe and what you do is you’re

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doing like a triangle like this and then

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you’re putting your head into here

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moving your feet not too fast like try

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it slowed in the beginning so you don’t

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crash against the wall

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try to move your feet up quite slowly

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and I was basically leaning against the

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wall and I tried to to find comfort in

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this pose which is a couple of seconds

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and what I felt like I was okay I went

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back down again in the beginning it’s

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quiet

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um inconvenient because like you’re

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upside down you’re not used to be upside

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down are the blood rushes into your head

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but it’s normal and it won’t be

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inconvenient after a while so I can be

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upside down like over with over a minute

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like probably about two minutes and I’m

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okay if I’m not dizzy or anything so

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it’s normal that you feel a bit

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uncomfortable in the beginning but it

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will get better eventually the more you

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practice yeah and if you feel like you

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can hold yourself without the wall and

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you can just move your feet slowly away

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from the wall but still be close enough

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so in case you’re falling back you can

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still catch yourself against the wall

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and for our standard was actually quite

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the same you need more strength if you

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want to do for us and stand to make sure

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especially your biceps and triceps are

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strong enough so you don’t hurt yourself

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um yeah and then you can actually move

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on to handstand as well as I said try

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everything against the wall first you

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are good enough and if you feel like

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your balance is on point you can try to

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get up without the wall and that’s like

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the goal so that you can do it

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everywhere and you don’t need the wall

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so I followed some Instagram accounts

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which inspire me to do like certain

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poses these are for example Siana chips

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erm the seven yogi and you can just

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check out who I follow in the on

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Instagram also banana blondie you want

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to wait I think she’s called I will

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thank you the main somewhere here and

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yeah just look at their pictures and I

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think Oh these person looks really cool

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and I’m sure

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can do it as well so I just get on – do

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commit and I just try it out and somehow

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everything works out for something of

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course I need more strength or more

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flexibility but I’m sure that I’m able

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to do like all these produce and you

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have to believe in yourself that’s a

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very important point always believe in

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yourself don’t let anyone tell you you

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can’t do it all so that yourself so

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always think you can do this because you

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can if you’re a human can do this your

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body is able to do all these poses and

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snakes like crazy and bend over and yeah

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you can do that and I also have another

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good tip so if you are practicing a lot

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of handstands you will probably fit it

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in your wrist

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after a while my wrists started to hurt

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a little because I was too overdoing it

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like several times a day every single

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day um and then I started to stretch my

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wrists before every time I practice so I

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can also show you what I do to stretch

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my wrists

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it’s also just what I do myself I didn’t

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look it up somewhere that’s just what I

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do and yeah so for another very good tip

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to keep your balance for handstand is

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doing sets against the wall I started

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off with five sets of 30 seconds chefs

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against the wall straight for nine

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straight party-line means that you are

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now hanging there in a banana shade or

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something like that but your body is

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straight as possible so you need to suck

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your belly in you need to suck your

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button you need to have your legs really

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straight and you need to point your

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truth and the only thing touching the

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wall is your toes and your hands are

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really close to the wall you can start

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off with however long you feel

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comfortable so if it can only hold like

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five seconds it’s totally fine just do

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five seconds then go

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down rest for like a minute or two and

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then get back up again and do this five

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times and now I’m at five sets of fifty

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seconds and the girl is five steps of 60

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seconds and if I’m able to do that I

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tried to do it free which is more

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integrative course yeah I’m just a

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beginner so these are just my tips I’m

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disclaimer I’m not an expert I’m not a

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fitness coach I’m not a yoga teacher I’m

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not a professional in anything so my

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form is not perfect my tips might be

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bullshit but that’s what has helped me

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and that’s what might help some of you

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as well

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so yeah and I’ve kind of also go to

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practice every single day and make it

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part of your routine so do it first

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thing in the morning get up half an hour

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earlier you can do this it takes some

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discipline and of course a lot of

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dedication but it’s worth it it’s so

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much fun and you will enjoy it you can

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also like have like some relaxation time

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afterwards so what I often do is like I

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get up really early let me know if you

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want to see a morning routine I would

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love to send that because I really love

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my morning routine at the moment I get

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up really early and then I do some stuff

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and when I’ll do yoga I initially

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meditate afterwards and it’s really

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relaxing a combination of yoga and

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meditation at such a great start for

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like every day and she’s so positive and

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empowered and I feel really sick so I

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will definitely recommend yoga and

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meditation first thing in the morning

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before you are going for your day so my

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best tips for a younger beginner are be

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consistent enjoy what you’re doing think

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outside the box like be creative try out

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stuff and move your body intuitively and

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practice every single day and if you do

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that you will see really fast results

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and you will make progress very very

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fast

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I promise everyone can do it don’t be

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discouraged you will get there I

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made really really fast progress I was

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able to do a headstand after a few days

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of practicing for our sin took me like a

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few weeks like maybe two weeks and

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handstand took me like two or three

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months so everything is possible you can

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do this and I really hope you like this

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video I’m looking forward to filming

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more yoga videos in the future

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if you have some questions let me know

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in the comments and yeah if you like

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this video please give me a thumbs up

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share and you know the view so yeah I

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