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Perhaps all practitioners sometimes have problems in class. Some get dizzy in the bends, others have problems with their backs or knees, or have bad habits that get in the way. Some find it difficult to organize their daily routine or even just "find" time for yoga. In fact, this is a kind of "time bomb": at first they do not bring any problems, but as years go by, when a person unwittingly starts to feel like an "experienced yogi", this is when they show up. As a rule, beginners are bothered by difficulties related to lack of attention and limitations of the physical body, while experienced practitioners come face to face with more subtle problems that are rooted in the sense of ego, "egoism," which does not go away "automatically" as they master different techniques, no matter how good and useful they are. But in this case, what leads people to yoga? Beautiful pictures on the Internet of yogis with blissful smiles sitting in a splits or kicking behind the ear? Or maybe the desire to get rid of excess weight, to get a slim figure? Or to learn how to breathe properly, to find tranquility and balance? No matter what got you on this path, what's important is how you do it. Get away from the notion that yoga is a magical practice and you'll see results after the first class, though it's not uncommon. When you go to the class don't expect anything. Just be in the moment, enjoy the practice, live it every minute and let go of the idea that something's going to happen. Besides, expectations are dangerous, they narrow the space of reality and prevent events from happening that do not fit into your framework of expectation, but their existence is quite real. The hardest part of yoga is laying out the mat, so said one of the greatest teachers. When you realize it's time to go to yoga, but a thousand reasons come up: I have to work late; there's a snowstorm outside; dinner isn't ready; I'll practice tomorrow; etc., activate your willpower, create an intention, roll out the mat and trust in the moment. Breathing plays a huge role in life, and as a rule, most people do not pay proper attention to this moment. People are used to taking the breath for granted without paying attention to it, and this leads to the fact that most people only use chest breathing, engaging only half of their respiratory resources, resulting in not getting the vital energy that should receive. Beginner practitioners often avoid pranayama (special breathing techniques), and ignore the teacher's comments about the breath in class, as a result they do not get the maximum benefit from the class, turning yoga into a regular exercise. A group exercise is very powerful with a lot of energy, as if all your efforts are combined, but it can unfocus your attention and shift from monitoring your body and feelings internally to externally, that is, to the person next to you on the mat. Here you may find that the girl next to you has better stretching, and in the asanas she stays with her eyes closed and full of zen on her face. And if your twine, in your own opinion, is not as good as this girl's, and if your balance is not as stable, accept it in yourself to begin with. Don't stick to any pattern and remember that yoga is about personal progress, and everyone's rate of development is individual. After practicing yoga for a few months and seeing good results in their practice, many beginners decide to move yoga into another area of their life and start teaching it independently to others. Such a desire is often caused by an inflated egoism, a desire to be meaningful and to teach others and to satisfy their need for attention. As a rule, such studies do not bring any benefit to the students, but on the contrary, they can be harmful, because the knowledge gained during a few months of practice is not enough to fully carry it to others. And if at the initial stages of the practice you had an idea that you yourself could give yoga to others, live with this idea for another year or two, and if it does not dissolve, start training to be a yoga teacher.