Step One: Introduction and Preparation
Most yoga classes start standing up. There are both spiritual and physical reasons for this, which are closely related. The standing position is the most natural human position there is. Leonardo Da Vinci created a famous scientific image of the symmetry of the human body in its natural standing position. A perfect circle can be drawn around the outstretched arms and legs, and this applies to everyone, regardless of their size or weight. This means that a standing pose is entirely natural for us – we don’t worry about doing something wrong, and we can focus on the state of the body. Breathing exercises will be an essential part of the warm-up phase for your routine. This is the only time in your life that you will be „taught“ to breathe, and it’s a skill that allows people to calm their bodies and minds.