Take up YOGA

1. Set aside a regular time for yoga.

2. Be kind to yourself when you practice yoga. Go slowly, especially in the beginning, and listen to your body. It knows what it can do. If it says "stop," then stop.

3. Be regular, not rigorous. It is far better to practice a little on a regular basis than to push yourself into a long practice on an irregular basis.

4. Prepare well for each yoga session. Ensure that you have comfortable clothing that allows for freedom of movement and leaves the abdominal area and ribcage free to expand. Make the area where you are practicing comfortable as well. Lay down a sticky yoga mat or a folded blanket.

5. Study each posture. Doing the yoga poses requires you to study each pose and to execute it slowly as you control your body and your mind.

6. Rest between poses. Again, nothing should be rushed in yoga, and resting in between poses gives you time for reflection and your body a chance to take a break. Keep all movements slow and breathe calmly.

7. Fit yoga into your daily life. As well as dedicated yoga time, practice small elements of yoga throughout the day where possible.