I've done yoga several times, but am not really big into it. I'd like to get more into it. The problem is, I'm the type whose mind is always running. Trying to simply stop and feel my inner self, or feel the posture, or whatever seems very hard. Is this something someone picks up as they progress, or is there a trick to it?
Concentration on your breathing during any posture is one of the primary thing you can start with. Bring your mind on your body part(s) where you feel more stretch (or pain at initial time) during any yoga posture. ie. observing the posture along with normal breathing. Over the period of time (3 to 6 months ), gradually you will feel that your mind will be coming under your control