A student eager to try advanced yoga should first make sure he has conquered basic and intermediate yoga poses. When practicing advanced yoga, it is essential that you have the necessary strength and flexibility to perform poses without risking injury to yourself.
Here’s a quick guide to help you determine whether or not you are ready for advanced yoga: You should be able to easily perform back-bends, arm balances, and inverted poses.
You should have also mastered pranayama, or controlled breathing. You should have the necessary control and stamina to hold your poses for longer and longer periods of time without becoming fatigued.
It takes years of training before a person can perform some of these poses; they should never be rushed or entered into lightly.
On the other hand, advanced yoga postures should be aspired to. There are many added benefits to being able to perform these difficult moves! You will find that advanced yoga can challenge and condition your body even more than basic yoga. If intermediate postures are a breeze, you are probably ready to start some advanced yoga moves. Seek out a yoga instructor to guide you into this next step. Relax and listen to your body; you will know when you are ready to move forward.
Remember, some yoga postures may look easier that they actually are. Research advanced yoga postures and choose the ones you are ready for. Some initial advanced yoga poses include The Crow, the Firefly, and the Eagle Pose.
Again, it’s a great idea to consult a yoga instructor before moving on to advanced yoga. She will be able to assess whether or not you are ready, and guide you as you make your next step.