Yoga Tips

Here are a Few Helpful Tips to Make Your Yoga Experience a Positive One!

*Do arrive early.  Getting to class about 10 minutes early can help you settle in and align your attitude with the purpose of the class. While you’re waiting you can practice a pose, do a few stretches or just sit or lie quietly, breathe, and get centered.

*Don’t be late. In consideration of others….If class has already begun when you arrive, please be extremely quiet entering the class and unrolling your mat so as not to disturb your fellow students.

*Don’t eat a heavy meal 1-2 hours before class. A light snack or some fruit is fine. If you practice yoga on a full stomach, you might experience cramps, nausea, or vomiting, especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions.

*Do let your teacher know about injuries or conditions that might affect your practice. If you are tired or injured, skip postures you can’t or should not do, or try a modified version.

*Do wear comfortable, easy to move in clothing. Sweat pants, t-shirts or yoga pants etc. Dressing in layers is recommended. We usually practice yoga in bare feet, but if you are more comfortable with socks on, that’s fine!

*Don’t bring pagers or cell phones to class, or ensure they are turned off. Leave socializing and business outside the class and limit loud conversations so the peace of the practice is not disturbed.

*Don’t wear strong perfumes or colognes. Some students are scent sensitive. We breathe very deeply in class and  strong fragrances may be distracting or offensive.

*Don’t push to hard. Instead of trying to go as deeply or completely into a pose as others might be able to do, do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You’ll go farther faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.

Any questions or concerns? Contact Elaine at or call 519 534-1108.

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