Hello lovely individuals.
I hope that you’ve been having a lovely week so far. I have been on holiday now for a bit and it has been pure bliss. Whilst having all this extra time on my hands I have seriously loved doing yoga pretty much every day of the week.
For a while I’ve been in a bit of a work-out slump. I felt like I was working out rather intensely, running longer distances etc. but not feeling good about it. Since reconnecting in my practice I’ve really felt my passion and overall will to exercise increase. It feels so good to move your body in the right way, and yoga allows me to do just that.
So if you’ve never tried it I 100% encourage you to give it a go. Seriously, I have never walked out of a yoga class or stepped out of a pose and not felt better. There is something about the practice that just opens your heart to the many joys and blessings that life has to give you.
I have decided to add a few yoga tips and “what to bring along to your first class” for all the newbies out there. Heck, I am still a new yogi, whilst I’ve been practising for around 2 years now I have so much to learn still and I am uber excited for the challenge and the growth that lies ahead.
YOGA KNOW HOW:
- Make sure you don’t eat a heavy meal prior to class. I sometimes snack on a few almonds etc. if I feel I need the extra boost, but leave at least 1 1/2 hours of no-eating before you enter class.
- For your first class I recommend going at least 20 minutes early, you never know what the parking situation is and it’s super nice to meet your instructor-let them know it’s your first time and of any injuries you may have.
- Never compare yourself to others. Yoga is a personal journey. You are doing your best and that is what counts.
- It’s okay to giggle a bit in class, I know what it can be like if you go with friends or family, but try to be mindful of the others around you. Especially when leaving the room and individuals are still in shavasana.
- I always bring along a water but I try not drinking during class, I find it hinders my practice a bit and makes me less flexible. If you are feeling dizzy or not too good just be sure to lie down and focus on your breath.
- Have fun and just try your best.