This is the most common misconception about yoga, one that prevents many people from ever starting. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it is about stretching your spine as well as the rest of your body. The more in-flexible you are, the more you need yoga. You become flexible by doing yoga.
There are many benefits to the heat, including:
Enjoy the sweat. It is doing you so much good on so many different levels. Regular profuse sweating generated by heat can:
Women should wear shorts and a sports bra/tank top, or thin leggings/capris. Men should wear bathing suit trunks, biking shorts or lined shorts. Since the room is heated, you want to wear something light that you feel comfortable sweating in.
Choose a class time that works for you and arrive about 10 minutes before the class starts (or 15 minutes if it’s your first time at the studio). Bring a water bottle for class or buy one at the studio. It’s best if you don’t eat for at least 2-3 hours prior to class time. Bring a yoga mat and a large towel, or you can rent from us. And most important, be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to get your body fully hydrated (46-64 ounces over your normal intake).
All our classes are perfectly suitable for beginner and advanced students alike Simply start slowly and go at your own pace, pushing yourself only when ready. In a few short classes, you will feel right at home!
You can generally expect to feel warm, loose, invigorated amazing and have the best sleep of your life! Sometimes people feel tired after their first class, this is also normal. As you acclimate after just a few classes, you will start to feel more energized.
Muscle soreness is a build-up of lactic acid. The best way to get rid of lactic acid is stretching. Take a yoga class!
To receive maximum benefit and enjoy prolonged health, you should practice on a regular basis (at least 3-5 times/week).
Consult with your physician before beginning your practice. If you’re experiencing health issues, yoga will support you. So come as often as you can!