Getting the Best of your Yoga Class **

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When you part with an amount of money to learn the best yoga practice, it is only reasonable that you get your money’s worth. But for some women, asking the instructor to repeat a pose’s direction seems difficult. For others, their minds cannot stay focused long enough on the class to learn anything.

Thankfully, we have a list of the best things to do to get the best from your class or gym.

 

Always Have a Beginner’s Mindset

It doesn’t matter how long you have been practicing yoga; you must maintain the mindset of a beginner. This step will keep you anticipating the next class and give you a fresh view every time. While doing this, you need to keep an open mind toward learning new poses as tackling hard poses builds patience, helps overcome fear, advances your practice, and increases confidence.

 

Don’t Obsess Over Trendy Yoga Clothes

While what you are wearing can hugely affect your practice, you need to realize that being uncomfortable and overthinking your outfit will disrupt your flow. You need to place your attention on the class and get yourself these Tumblr best yoga pants which won’t interfere with your flow.

 

Stomach Flow

Never go to a class on an excessively full stomach or an empty stomach. Going to yoga after eating a heavy meal will leave you feeling too full. On the other hand, if you go on an empty stomach, you will be distracted by the growling sounds. You can settle for something like a banana, for energy. Also, hydrating beforehand will keep you tip-top.

 

Early Arrival

Arriving early to class means you get first dibs on mat spots. The closer you are to your instructor, the easier it will be to follow their cues and focus on your body rather than everyone in front of you. It is also advisable that you practice like you are the only one in the room even if there are twenty individuals with you.

 

Turn off Your Mobile Device

To ensure full concentration on the class, you need to turn your phone off thirty minutes before class begins. Five minutes before your yoga session begins, double-check that your phone is on vibrate, silent, or completely off—not just for your sake, but also for your classmates’ sake.

 

Talk to Your Instructor

If you are pregnant, have a health condition or are just unclear on some instructions, you should talk to your teacher. Having a conversation with your teacher will also make the yoga studio appealing and welcoming to you.

 

Type of Class

There are many types of yoga you can try at studios that offer classes fitted to different experience levels. To make sure you take a session that meets your needs, read class descriptions carefully and call the studio if you are curious about their techniques. To enjoy a class, you need to feel inspired and wanted.

 

Set a Target

Take a moment to think deeply about what you would like to achieve at the end of each session. Maybe you need to quiet your mind and think only positive thoughts; perhaps you would like nothing than to walk out with better posture, or possibly you want to sweat it out. No matter what it is, setting a goal will help you pay better attention to what you are doing.

 

Ignore the Noise

Avoid dwelling on what your neighbor said or did to annoy you before you went to class. Even if what you hate is the music playing in the session’s background or your instructor biting her nails, you need to ignore that, breathe out the negativity and focus on getting your pose right.

 

Don’t Rush Out Right After The End Of A Session

If you can, you might want to add a few minutes of meditation to your practice – experts claim that those minutes can make all the difference in your life. You can also do more postures or stretches that you didn’t get to do in class or practice a breathing technique. Just don’t rush off after you chorus ‘Namaste’ with the rest of the class.

 

Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else

If you are a beginner, you must avoid comparing yourself to everyone else in the class as this will affect your state of mind. You can, instead, choose to learn by just observing other people and their techniques. Believe that if you put yourself to work and practice regularly, your patience will pay off.

 

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18 Comments

  1. June 28, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Lots of helpful tips there. With a house move ahead of me, I have dreams of packing myself off to a yoga retreat somewhere to learn it, so maybe I will be able to put some of these in to practice! 🙂

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Hope you do Emma

  2. June 28, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Some really good advice, ive never really thought about what to eat before a class, that said I have only ever done one class of Yoga x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Oh is good to know anyway Rachel, in case you do get back to doing yoga

  3. June 28, 2018 / 6:28 pm

    I haven’t done yoga in a long time but I really want to get back into it as I did find it so good for my flexibility x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 7:12 pm

      Ansolutely Rhian! Hope you do get the opportunity to get back to it

  4. June 28, 2018 / 6:52 pm

    These are some great sounding tips for yoga, I have to admit I haven’t been to yoga classes for years, I would love to go back and do a beginners session again.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 28, 2018 / 7:11 pm

      Hope you do Sarah, yoga is so good for the mind and soul

  5. June 29, 2018 / 9:00 am

    I have been meaning to try Yoga myself. Great tips I will be sure to get to a class early to get a good spot in the class especially as I am a newbie.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 29, 2018 / 11:53 am

      Your welcome Melanie! Yoga is just fabulous for the mind, body and soul!

  6. June 29, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    This was such a helpful post, I’ve always wanted to give yoga a go! I love the idea of breathing away negativity! x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      June 29, 2018 / 6:41 pm

      Oh how wonderful that the post has been helpful for you Alex

  7. July 1, 2018 / 6:37 am

    I love all your tips, particularly about not comparing yourself, which is something I am really bad about doing! I love yoga though.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 1, 2018 / 12:39 pm

      Glad to hear that Nichola!

  8. July 2, 2018 / 8:36 am

    I so need to get back into Yoga I did it so much when I was pregnant and I know its so good for me! x

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 2, 2018 / 10:54 am

      It totally is Fritha, and we know you would benefit from it

  9. July 3, 2018 / 4:41 pm

    These are fab tips. I have never tried yoga before. I probably should, lol.

    • yeahlifestyle
      Author
      July 4, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Yes you should Crystal, its really good

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