New to Yoga

New to Yoga

If you are new to Yoga do not panic, you don’t have to be super flexible or extra strong in order to start your practise. Each of us is unique and so is the yoga practise, all you need to bring with you to class is a fun loving attitude and smiles on you face! The studio provides mats (Get Yours, if you have one), water and changing rooms for our valued yogis. Dress comfortably and preferably wear something in which you can stretch your body out like an elastic band!

If you do have a knee issue, back issue or any other medical ailments please do inform our instructors so they can advise you on the doe’s and don’ts and modify the asanas as per  your body’s capacity.

SOME TIPS:

  • Simple Asanas build the foundation for tougher asanas. Be patient with yourself.
  • Alignment is the foundation, so listen to the cues and make adjustments
  • Start where you are and with what you have.
  • If modifications are being offered, choose the one that feels right for You, maybe you need to do the simpler version or take it up a notch. Give your body what it wants, not what you think it’s capable of.
  • Each day is different. Have no expectations; remain detached.
  • If you need assistance please ask, we are there for you.
  • If an adjustment is uncomfortable, please let us know. You know your body better.
  • Try to come a little early and stay until the class finishes. It helps to ease into and ease out of the session.
  • Breath in and out through the nose. Engage in Diaphragmatic breathing (deep and not shallow breathing)
  • Do not hold the breath (unless specified); let is flow.
  • Practice on an empty stomach. Give your body a chance to digest before doing yoga. A light meal or snack is fine, but try to allow at least an hour between light eating and practicing.
  • Avoid drinking water during class, if you feel extremely thirsty try drinking more water throughout the day.
  • Refrain from eating at least 2 hours prior to and 30 minutes after your practice. Drink plenty of water after your practice.
  • Each posture has an attitude behind it: acceptance, surrender, balance, strength, heart-opening. Be mindful and inculcate the attitude and observe the difference in your practice.
  • Each posture works with subtle body energy and chakras.
  • If you need to leave early, rest in Savasana and then leave the room quietly.
  • Yoga is for everyone and should be a frequent practice for best results.