Congratulations on finally deciding to learn yoga. This is a great first step toward a healthier and better you.
While you don’t really need to worry much about your first yoga class, you need to be prepared so that you won’t be overwhelmed with the new environment and movements. Psych yourself up physically and mentally so that you’ll be comfortable and confident when you enter the yoga studio.
Getting ready for your first ever yoga class? Here are some things that might help you prepare:
Maximize Trial Classes In Various Gyms In Your Area
It is important to find a yoga studio which makes you feel right at home and a yoga teacher who makes you feel comfortable. Also, yoga schools follow different philosophies, make sure you pick something that s aligned with your own personal beliefs. Try out different classes in the area. Most studios offer trial options to beginners. Aim to try at least three different studios before taking your final pick.
Invest In Your Gear
You don’t need to buy everything marketed for yoga beginners, but at the very least, you should purchase a yoga mat and clothes that make you feel comfortable working out. While most studios offer yoga mats for rent, it is more hygenic and convenient to bring your own. Also, wearing the right yoga outfit will help make you feel more comfortable about doing the poses. Make sure you won’t choose something too tight or too lose so that you’ll be able to do the poses more comfortably.
Don’t Attend Class On A Full Stomach
Trying to do yoga just after mealtime will make you feel heavy and uncomfortable. Avoid anything heavy at least an hour before class. If you are really hungry and might unable to do the poses without eating, you might want to have a banana or an apple before class.
Arrive A Little Bit Early
Perhaps you need to fill out paperwork before class starts or maybe you need to attend an orientation first. It’s not a good idea to be late on your very first class. Arriving a little bit early also gives you a chance to explore the studio and find out if you are comfortable with the facilities.
Try Epsom Salt And The Best Essential Oils In Bath
To help you prepare physically and mentally for your first yoga session and recover more quickly after class, you might want to try our Yoga Bath Soak.
Better Bath Better Body’s Epsom salt products are the best companion for your yoga sessions. This special blend is enhanced with jasmine, lavender, eucalyptus, and grapefruit essential oils to help balance the mind and body. This harmonious recipe can also help open up your breathing and help you get centered. Just twenty minutes in the bath at least thrice a day can make a huge difference.
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