If you have found yourself thinking about giving yoga a try, we’re so excited for you!! Yoga is such a wonderful, peaceful, calming, loving practice that provides us time to ourselves, to reflect on the things we wish to reflect and gain physical and mental strength throughout our lives.
As a beginner, you’re probably wondering if there are any yoga tips for beginners specifically. Well, we would like to provide you with some to get you started on your journey. We promise that even those these are yoga tips for beginners, even if you’ve practiced yoga before, these tips might be helpful to you as well.
Our Must-Read Yoga Tips for Beginners
- What to wear to yoga class
If you are going to practice yoga, even if you are in a gentle class, you should plan to wear extremely comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. Some people prefer loose fitting clothing, but we personally prefer a slightly more snug look so that when we’re in downward dog, or another inversion position, our shirts are not falling down. You can check out our Racerback Tank Tops as an ideal snug top for yoga practice. Depending on the temperature of the room, you’re going to want to dress for warm temperatures.
- What to bring to yoga class
This is definitely one of the specific yoga tips for beginners. Many yoga studios will loan you their used yoga mats either for free or for a nominal fee. If you are going to a studio that does not have loaners, you will want to bring your own yoga mat. In addition to this, you’ll definitely want to bring a reusable water bottle and a microfiber towel. Most likely your yoga studio will provide the other yoga props, including yoga blocks, blankets, and yoga straps.
- What to expect at your first yoga class
Every yoga class is different, so we cannot tell you exactly what you will be doing in your class, but we can give you some insight. You should let your yoga teacher know that you are new to yoga, so he or she can make sure you are comfortable and care for throughout the practice. One of the most amazing things about practicing yoga is that there is no judgement. Whether you are a beginner or you have been practicing your entire life, each yoga practice is your own yoga practice. That means that no one is trying to out-perfect someone else. You are there for you. Each time you practice yoga, it will be different. But, you should not judge yourself either. The yoga teacher will guide you through your practice each time and she or he will help you with alignment of poses so you do not injure yourself. The beauty of yoga is within you.
- How to prepare for your yoga class
Avoid eating for at least two hours prior to class so you will not have an upset stomach. Make sure to wear your comfortable clothing and you can mentally tune in before class. We recommend you leave your cell phone behind in another room or on silent in order to enter the space with a clear and quiet mind.
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