General Do's and Don'ts for Yoga
- Yoga is non-competitive, please do not push your practice too far. Get to know your body and limits, which change over time. Listen to your body so you can learn how to take care of it. Be honest and kind with yourself, resting whenever you need to and only doing what feels right for YOUR body. If you have any concerns or questions, please approach your instructor after class.
- Try to arrive at class a few minutes early, to the best of your ability. If you do arrive late, try to enter class quietly so you don't disturb the practice of your fellow classmates. Arriving early also allows your nervous system a chance to settle before you begin class.
- Do let the instructor know if you have any injuries, issues or concerns that might affect your practice that day.
- Please turn your mobile off or onto silent before you enter the studio. Or even better, leave it at home or in your car. Do you really NEED to have your mobile with you for yoga?
- Do practice on an empty stomach. It is recommended that you don't eat anything 2-3 hours before a yoga class, for the most beneficial and comfortable practice. If you do need to eat something, try a handful of nuts, small piece of fruit or perhaps drink a cup of coffee or tea. It is also best that before starting class, the bladder and bowels be empty.
- Try to avoid wearing perfume or cologne to class, as some people are allergic or sensitive to these substances.
- Do pick up and put away any props you used before leaving class.
- On entering the studio, please respect that others may be already meditating, relaxing or warming up. Have the intent that your practice begins at the door and try to enter and leave the studio in silence. Of course, a yoga studio is a happy place where many people make and maintain friendships, but try to keep conversations to before or after class and at a low volume, respecting the needs of your fellow classmates.