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Confronting the Fear: Unpacking Yoga Intimidation

We know you've been following the Social pages for months, so what's stopping you from booking that class?

Everyone has to show up and suck before you get to show up and shine.

Feeling intimidated by the thought of starting yoga is completely normal, but it shouldn't hold you back from experiencing the many benefits it can offer. Our welcoming beginners yoga classes in Billericay is specifically designed to address this fear and create a safe space for you to learn and grow. Don't let intimidation keep you from embarking on your yoga journey.

The Importance of correct guidance

When it comes to starting your yoga journey, having guided instruction is crucial, especially for beginners. It provides you with the foundation and knowledge you need to develop proper alignment, understand different poses, and navigate the practice safely. At The Yoga Club Billericay, our very qualified teachers will be with you throughout your yoga journey, providing invaluable support and guidance. As teachers we're here to demonstrate poses, offer personalised feedback and clear explanations to ensure your confidence and comfort so that you can trust that you'll learn yoga correctly and set yourself up for success on your wellness journey.

Feel the fear and do it anyway!

When you start something new that you might not be good at, it's very common to feel fear or nervousness. Let me explain why this happens.

Our brains are wired to keep us safe and protect us from potential dangers. When we encounter something new or unfamiliar, our brain perceives it as a potential threat because it doesn't have prior experience or knowledge about it. This triggers a response called the "fight-or-flight" response.

This response is what makes you feel fear or anxiety. Your body prepares itself to either face the challenge (fight) or run away from it (flight). This is a natural instinct that has helped humans survive over thousands of years.

Starting something new also means stepping out of your comfort zone. Your comfort zone is a place where you feel safe and confident because you are familiar with what you're doing. When you step out of this zone, it can make you feel uneasy and uncertain.

Additionally, the fear of failure or making mistakes can play a role. We often worry about not being good at something right away, or we fear being judged by others if we're not successful. This fear of failure can hold us back from trying new things.

However, it's important to remember that fear is a normal and natural response. It's okay to feel scared or unsure when starting something new. The key is to recognize and acknowledge your fear, but not let it stop you from trying. Remember that everyone starts as a beginner, and it's called a yoga practice, not a final performance. We're all just practicing and working on ourselves.

Facing your fears and embracing new challenges can lead to personal growth, learning, and discovering new passions and talents as well as finding new friends. So, don't let fear hold you back – give it a try and see where it takes you!

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