FAQ’s – Coming to your first class
WHAT SHALL I WEAR?
Something comfortable & that is easy to move in. Leggings (or shorts) and a t-shirt is ideal. Make sure your t-shirt isn’t too baggy though (otherwise when you move about, you may find it coming over your head!)
SOCKS OR BAREFOOT?
We practice yoga barefoot. It gives us greater connection and stops us from slipping. (Unless it’s Yin or Restorative yoga where we often keep our socks on throughout!) We usually put our socks on at the end for final relaxation. Don’t worry no-body is looking at your feet!
CAN I EAT BEFORE CLASS?
Ideally you want to practice yoga on an empty stomach, just as you would for many forms of exercise.So definitely don’t eat a big meal beforehand. If you are feeling really hungry, a light snack such as a banana, energy bar or a few nuts and seeds should keep you going.
DO I NEED TO BRING A MAT / OR ANY PROPS?
If you have your own mat and props, please bring them along. We have plenty in the studio though and you are welcome to use them.
SHOULD I BRING ANYTHING ELSE?
A bottle of water.
A warm layer to put on during savasana (final relaxation).
An open mind.
I’M NOT FLEXIBLE, IS THAT OK?
Absolutely ok! We often use props when practising yoga & options will be given. Yoga really is for everyone of all abilities, regardless of what social media often leads us to believe! Touching your toes is great, but it doesn’t make you a better person!
DO I NEED TO USE SPECIAL WORDS? Asana, (Posture) Pranayama (Breathwork), Savasana (Final Resting pose). I don’t understand lots of these words.
Not at all! Totally optional. These are Sanskrit words, often, but not exclusively used in yoga classes. You will find that all poses have a Sanskrit name as well as a Western name that your teacher may use. For example Trikonasana is Triangle Pose. As you practice, some words – such as Savasana will become familar to you & less strange.
ANY OTHER TIPS?
Come with an open mind.
Make sure you really get to grips with childs pose for YOUR BODY.
Remember you are your best teacher.
And DON’T FORGET TO BREATHE!
I look forward to seeing you on the mat!