Network Learning Project - Beginning Yoga
I have met my network learning project objective. My learning objective was to introduce myself to Yoga. I wanted to take the mystery out of Yoga before I formally attended class. I believe I have a much better understanding of Yoga practices. I have shared my project with an avid Yogini and I will be attending a class with her soon. Through this lesson I curated resources for those interested in beginning Yoga. Click on the link to view a presentation on some of the information I found on the Internet about Yoga.
There are scores of free resources online for someone interested in starting Yoga. For example, I used yoga forums, blogs, associations, and videos to learn about Yoga. I wanted to use different types of resources. This led me to Pinterest. Within Pinterest, I spent several hours exploring various magazines and videos on Yoga. I also found Pinterest to be very robust and found information about my other interests in children’s books and teaching. I did make a Yoga board with resources aimed at the Yoga beginner. I haven’t fully explored Pinterest. It’s a resource I would like to play with. In terms of exercising, Youtube was by far the most useful resource for learning how to enter and perform Yoga poses. I went through several Youtube videos looking for videos that explained the pose in a clear and concise manner.
Meditation was my favorite practice. Once I found music and focussed on my breathing, I found meditation to be very relaxing and calming. I started with 10 minutes a day and am now sitting quietly for 20 minutes every morning.
This project was extremely helpful to me. I feel more confident about attending Yoga class. I am looking forward to my formal class. I believe Yoga practice will be beneficial to my health and well being.