First choose a good one. Then read a few books on the subject. That way you’ll know what kind of coach you’re looking for. And if you can find someone, make sure they can work with you for a month or two or three.
But you should have started practicing yoga a long time ago. If not, that is okay too. When I started training my first time, I didn’t know anybody who had done it before.
If you don’t know anyone who is doing yoga, do it anyway. If you’re like me, you’ll start to hate yourself (and yourself will hate yoga). The reason why? You’re afraid that your body will not be able to survive. If you can live with it, you’ll be able to do any exercise at all. Yoga has no such problem – only the body. You might even enjoy it more when you’re doing it. The way you use your body will determine how beautiful the workout is.
After you find a good one and read a few books on it, practice with them. Don’t hesitate to go to class or classes. You also need to get used to their routine. It will change your whole life. You’ll find a beautiful balance where all your muscles work together and all your movement is natural. Your posture (shoulder blades) will also become very nice. The best class I’ve had was taught by a good professor and a real teacher. He really helped me and I learned a lot. Plus he’s a big name and a very good coach.
Do your own workouts too. But if you don’t know anyone who does it, do it. Do it to see if your body is ready – not to compare yourself to others. If your body is strong with each movement, you can do it too. If not, you’re better off just using a good coach.
What if I do get a good teacher too? Well, if it’s a good one, then you will definitely be able to do yoga after all. You’ll learn a lot too, and your attitude will develop a lot as well. Also, you can have a lot fun, too. You can find nice things around you and do a lot of what you like.
You’ll find some people who are more “enthusiastic” than others. Some people are very happy just doing basic workouts. Some people want to do more. Some people are still more relaxed than others. Those who want nothing more than