The beginning of the month is the perfect time to make a fresh start and dedicate yourself to a fitness-filled life.

Deciding to re-launch your fitness regime is the first, and most difficult step into gaining a more healthy and active lifestyle.

Whether you've done it or not before, yoga is the perfect beginning of the month exercise. Because of the ability to ease yourself in with yoga, you need not fear that you won't be able to do it!

It's easy, enjoyable and can be done anywhere. Perfect for these autumnal and grey months.

Step one: which kind of yoga is right for you?

Yoga is one of the most flexible exercises as it allows people of all ages and abilities to take pleasure from it.

Additionally, yoga is suited to those who want mental or physical benefits, or both.

When beginning yoga, the best thing to do is to find out what you want from yoga, and what you believe your abilities to be.

You can then pick a yoga regime which is suited to your capability and desire, giving you the most pleasure and eventual profit.

Find out which programme is best suited to you by reading Iyengar Yoga for Beginners or Yoga Bible

Step two: what is the basic equipment?

One of the greatest things about yoga is that the equipment needed is very minimal, making it a cheap and easy sport.

The essential ingredient is simply a yoga mat

Which you pick is down to what type of yoga you want to do and where. If you plan on doing it at home, picking a yoga mat that will suit the size and style of your house is instrumental.

Step three: what do you wear?

Anything comfortable is fine to wear for yoga - as long as you feel relaxed.

For those who want to get all the equipment, there are options available. Ethical eco-friendly yoga clothes can help a beginner feel like an expert!

Posted by Freya Harper