TIDBITS FOR YOUR
FIRST YOGA CLASS
Arriving early gives you a chance to set up in a prime location and perhaps even connect with the teacher. Be sure to say it’s your first time!
Clenching your fingers, toes, or even your jaw is very common when you’re first starting out. The more you let go and release this stress from your body, the easier every pose will feel.
Pick up whatever additional props are available apart from the mat. A strap, blanket, and block all offer something to a beginner’s practice – each helps your body get into a deeper version of a pose.
Pay attention to how shallow your breath is at the beginning of class and if it’s deeper and more relaxed at the end of class. When you feel your mind wander, think about lengthening your inhales and exhales.