Your first yoga class can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Just follow a few steps:
- Find the right instructor. This is important. Each instructor has a different style, so try out a few to find the right class for you.
- Know one pose. Child’s pose is important—you can use it to rest any time you need. Kneel on the ground, touch your big toes together, separate your knees as wide as your hips, and lay your torso between your thighs.
- Arrive early. Come ten to twenty minutes before class begins. You’ll need to fill out a waiver, change, pay, and find a place in the studio.
- Dress comfortably. Bring water and wear comfortable clothes that stretch with your body.
- Don’t get injured. Tell your instructor about any injuries before class begins, so they can help you modify if needed. Also, it’s a great idea to tell them you’re new, so they can help with alignment as you go.
- Clean up. Once you’re done, make sure to wipe down your mat with the disinfectant that most studios keep near the exit. It’s proper etiquette.