BENEFITS & MYTHS OF YOGA
Yoga…it does a body good, but why?
Doing anything for the first time can feel a bit like an awkward first Tinder date.
Check out the following so you can alleviate any
pre-date pre-class jitters!
What to know before your first class
Hack your Hydration
Drink up buttercup. In all seriousness drink half your body weight in ounces of water the 24 hours prior to your first class. All water is not created equally. Focus on hydrating with electrolyte rich water. An easy “hack” if you want to avoid sugary drinks and don’t have electrolyte water on hand is to add a pinch of salt (Himalayan is a favorite) and a slice of lemon to your water. Bring a water bottle to fill up at our filtered water station before class. We also sell water on site.
Try not to eat Thanksgiving Dinner right before class but having a little something on the belly such as a handful of almonds or banana isn’t a bad thing.
Arrive atleast 20 minutes before your first class so that we can show you around, get you set up, and you’ll have time to rest in the room and acclimate to the heat before class begins. Moving forward plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to each class. For the safety and sanity of our students and teachers, late arrivals are not allowed.
No Birthday Suits
We’re not doing naked yoga….just in case you were wondering. We do want you to be comfortable so wear breathable clothing such as athletic pants, tank tops, and tshirts. Gentlemen will want to wear spandex under shorts. You will not need shoes for practice so please remove before entering the practice room. There are no perfect clothes or fancy outfits necessary, promise!
It takes time
Don’t push yourself too hard in class and don’t get frustrated as it will only limit your growth. It takes time to learn postures and get used to the heat. Enjoy the experience; it is the best way to get the full benefit of what our practice has to offer. Remember that consistent practice (aim for atleast 3 times a week) is important; you will only improve over time.