Have you finally decided to join a yoga class? You must have heard so much about the benefits of it. Probably you heard that it is good during pregnancy and can help you achieve the success that can help most vulnerable communities, and you must have heard it can make the world a better place. Well, it is all true about yoga, and you should practice it.
Congratulations! You’re going to enter a new dimension of your body and your mind since yoga seeks a balance between body and mind. Probably you doubted a long time before deciding, and now that is so, you need to know some things that will help you start your first class of yoga.
Don’t go with completely full or empty stomach!
Ideally, you should manage it within three hours since your last meal when class begins. If you hunger doubles, take a light snack, but not too oily or spicy; some almonds or a granola bar can be taken. This is a mistake if you overeat at the end to replenish. You must eat slowly, so your stomach will slowly be filling with moderate amounts.
Choose Right Clothes
Perhaps you have seen that there are many clothing lines dedicated to yoga. Do not start out there. If over time you discovered that you like this practice, it may be good to invest in clothes. To start, get clothes in which you feel comfortable and that do not restrict your movements. You should also avoid something very loose so that the instructor can see your body and make corrections. Remember that yoga is not fashionable and yoga clothes should not be very fancy, the simpler, the better.
Inform Your Teacher That It’s Your First Class
The more people come to the class, they will be more willing to help because no one is better than them to know that yoga should reach more people. Tell if you ever had a strong injury, or if it hurts recurrently at somebody areas so that he/she can let you know what positions you should avoid during class, and the subsequent alternatives.
Try Multilevel Class
In this way, you can surround yourself with other beginners as well as more advanced students, which can be motivating and will challenge your mind and shatter prejudices.
At the end of the class, or the next day, you might feel a little ache in few body parts since you have used muscles in your body that may have become inactive for years, so do not give up due to feeling pain in the body. During the day, do conscious breathing exercises for a few minutes; breathe deeply and visualize that the air you breathe is a caress that relieves pain area and does not miss the second yoga class.