Yoga is not only a popular type of fitness, but it can be exciting or tranquil, social or meditative, stimulating or restful depending on the kind you choose to practise. Here are a few pointers to help you get the most out of every yoga class, no matter what type it is.
- Don’t eat anything before going to yoga class. Asanas, postures, and breathing are all part of yoga’s repertoire. In order to avoid cramping or feeling queasy, it’s best to avoid overeating at dinner before engaging in such strenuous physical activity.
- Talk to your yoga teacher. In the event of an injury, such as a strained back or a sprained ankle, inform your instructor ahead of time. Depending on your condition, they may suggest different poses or give you a nod to indicate that you should skip a certain one.
- Do not use or store your cell phones or pagers in your car. Keep them in the vehicle, not just o silent mode. Instead of worrying about whether or not someone from work or the juice spilled on the living room carpet is attempting to contact you during your yoga class, put your attention only on the practise in front of you.
- Be on time and don’t be late! The instructor’s flow of thought is thrown off, as is everyone else’s.
Also, if your hour is slashed to 50 minutes before you’ve even begun, you won’t get the most out of your hour.
- Treat others in the classroom with respect. When conversing with people, be sure to keep your voice down and make the conversation short and sweet. Bring your own towel or yoga mat if you need to, and don’t use perfumes or strong fragrances. In the event that props are used, be sure to put yours away when the session is over and leave them there for the upcoming one.