YOGA TIPS

Guidelines for practice at the studio:
  • Arrive 10 minutes early.
  • Wear comfortable lightweight clothing that is flexible and non-binding such as tee shirts and stretchy workout wear.
  • Yoga is best practiced on empty stomach. Wait about three hours after a large meal and two hours after light snacks.
  • Inform the teacher prior to class if you are pregnant, have any serious health conditions such as neck, back, or joint injuries, recent surgery, high blood pressure, etc.
  • For the comfort of others, refrain from wearing perfume or cologne.
  • Yoga is practiced with bare feet. Please take off your shoes before entering the studio.
  • Please turn off cell phones and pagers before entering the studio.
  • If you need to leave early, leave before the rest of the class begins shavasana, in order to avoid disruption to their resting time.
  • If you are having any medical concerns, please consult your physician before taking up yoga practice.

General Yoga tips to practice on your own:

  • The time most suitable for Yoga is in the morning before breakfast when the mind is calm and fresh, and the movements can be done with ease and vitality.
  • Seek a quiet place, which is well ventilated. There should be no distraction whatsoever.
  • Empty your bowels and bladder, clean your nostrils and throat of all mucus.
  • Always remember to begin with the easy postures and then proceed to the difficult ones. One must follow the graded steps of Yoga.
  • In the beginning, practice movements lightly and stop if fatigue shows.
  • Periods of relaxation are advisable if a particular exercise proves to be tiring.
  • Yoga trainers recommend a balanced diet (Sattwik Ahar).
  • The quantity of food should be moderate (Mitahara)
  • Avoid overeating, fasting or skipping meals. Stale or non-nutritious food is harmful.
  • Take long and deep breath. Close the mouth, inhale and exhale only through the nose.
  • For easier practice, you can try some commercial yoga accessories/props, such as yoga belt, foam blocks, yoga pillows, and rubber mats.
  • Always end your practice with relaxation (Shavasana).