Ready to start a yoga practice? Here are some tips before heading to your first Yoga class
Nowadays, there are many different yoga styles and choosing the right one may be a difficult task at first, so try different yoga classes to see which one fits your personality and physical fitness. Myoga Studio teaches Ashtanga Yoga, Power Yoga and Yin Yang Yoga. For more information, look at our descriptions of our classes in our classes and prices page.
For a very first yoga class, a beginner class level 1 is the most appropriate, depending on the pace of the class you want. As you find the style you like, you can take more intermediate classes later.
Eat light before a class
Eating a heavy meal will hinder your yoga practice with many chaturangas and downward-facing dog asanas. So try to eat a fruit or small snack no later than 20 minutes before class.
Arrive at least 15 minutes before
Arrive at least 15 minutes early to give you time to fill out the sign up form, ask any questions you may have and maybe connect with the teacher to get a feeling for what to expect.
Before the class starts, let the teacher know whether you have an injury or any discomfort so that he/she can give you modifications poses during the class. Also tell the teacher should you not want to be adjusted during the class.
There may be students of all levels in the class, so do what you can and don’t push yourself too much into a pose, trust your teacher to take you into the practice. If at any time you feel like you may not want to try a pose or need a few minutes of rest, take child’s pose until the next posture.
Try to breath deeply by lengthening the inhales and exhales in the Ujjayi breath manner. Know that you may be a little sore the day after your first class but it is normal.
Myoga Studio will provide you with all of the tools you need for a great yoga practice. You will only need to bring yourself, some comfortable breathable clothing, water and an open mind.