Ever wonder what you need to do and bring in order to attend a yoga class?
Well, for starters, bring a mat or a beach towel, and in colder weather, a little blanket wouldn’t hurt either.
As for clothing, wear comfortable attire – maybe even a sweatshirt or another layer. Remember, it’s better to be dressed in layers that you can take off if needed as the class moves on.
Yoga is done in barefeet — we rely on our feet a lot and they provide our balance in most poses. With that being said, sometimes our toes become a little chilly by the end of class, so having a nice pair of socks nearby is always a good idea!
Remember, yoga should not hurt. When doing yoga asanas (poses) please listen to your body. Don’t do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. If we are holding a position for a longer amount of time than with which you are comfortable, please stop. Pushing yourself may lead to injury or further discomfort. You can always return to Child’s or Mountain Pose. And, if you have a physical condition that could prevent you from doing a particular pose, please let us know. This is about taking care of our bodies, so if you have high blood pressure or any issues with your spine, knees, arthritis, vertigo, are pregnant….let us know. Not all poses are suitable for everyone.
For those who plan on attending a class, please know that yoga is not competitive. Please don’t compare yourself to your neighbor. Do what you can with what you have. This practice is about you and developing your own ability.