Many people who try Yoga for the first time, forget that this is their first Yoga class.
For many people, I myself included, want to get into the final pose. Forgetting that Yoga is a process, or a journey. That, in fact, it would be better to savour and enjoy the practice.
By pushing forward, we run the risk of learning the pose incorrectly. As beginners, we also run the risk of harming, instead of healing. Sore muscles could be the least of your problems.
So what causes sane people, to push beyond what their bodies can reasonably take?
We all have a competitive nature. But often it's hard to leave the ego at the front door when you walk into a Yoga Class.
If your Yoga practice is Ego based, how can you properly enjoy your Yoga, if you're still stuck in your lower chakras.
If Yoga is the connection to the Supreme One, maybe, Tree Pose deeply felt, rather than incorrectly expressed, would actually increase their enjoyment of Yoga.
Joining a beginners class that keeps new students from going deeper than they are ready is definitely a good option for new Yoga students.
On Bribie, I run two classes, suitable for beginners. Monday 7pm and Thursday 9am, at the AFL Bribie Island.