Yoga is a fantastic way to stretch, tone and strengthen your body and clear the clutter of your mind and I hope that you leave the class feeling invigorated and refreshed. Here are a few helpful hints, which will ensure that you get the most out of your yoga class…
Don't push yourself too hard. Yoga is supposed to feel good to your body. It should never hurt or cause strain. Listen to your body and move slowly and with awareness. Challenge yourself but do not strain. How flexible we are and the shape of our skeleton and joints can greatly impact on our yoga practice so what may come easy to one person may not necessarily come easy for another.
Yoga is not a competition and I encourage you to only work within your own limits. All practices are taught with progression so that you can stay with the level that is appropriate for you on the day.
Yoga blocks, bricks, belts and blankets are provided and I have a limited number of yoga mats that you can borrow until you purchase your own. You may also wish to bring your own blanket if you prefer.
Wear loose comfortable clothing - layers are a good idea as you may get hot and will cool down quickly in relaxation. Yoga is done in bare feet.
Wait 2 hours after a light meal before practicing & allow an hour after a snack.
Fill out a health questionnaire when you first join the class and then make me aware of any changes to your health that you think may hinder your yoga practice in the weeks that follow. Your safety in class is paramount.
Please arrive at least 5 minutes before the start of class. If you do arrive late, come in with the minimum amount of noise and disturbance and lie quietly for a few minutes before joining in with the next new posture.
Leave shoes outside and bags etc at the sides of the room and remember to switch off mobile phones.