TIPS FOR BEGINNERS:
Here are some answers to a few questions that you might have before your first yoga class.
Health – Let your teacher know if you have any injuries or specific health conditions such as muscle strains, chronic aches or pains, high or low blood pressure, or if you’re pregnant. Your teacher can help you modify the poses to suit your specific needs.
Food – It’s best to practice yoga on an empty or near-empty stomach about two to three hours after a full meal. However, it’s okay to have a light snack before class.
Flexibility – While you might not feel very flexible, yoga is. Poses can be modified to help anyone in any condition. Teachers often use props such as blocks and straps to help people begin to stretch. Please tell your teacher it is your first class. Don’t be shy!
Dress – You can wear any comfortable gym clothes: t-shirts, tank tops, shorts, sweatpants, yoga pants, etc… No socks, though. Yoga is practiced in bare feet!
Arrival Time – It’s best to arrive about 10 minutes early, so you can get settled before class.
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to ask your teacher before, during, or after class. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.