Yoga is known to provide many health benefits. However, there are many things that you must keep in mind before enrolling in a yoga class. This will help you become more prepared and confident, resulting in maximum enjoyment.
First, it is wise to make a little research about the instructor’s background. This will help you know about his or her style of teaching.
It’s worth doing a bit of background research about the teacher and their style of yoga before joining. If you can, have a chat with the teacher beforehand so you can ask them any questions. This gives them chance to understand a little about your reasons for doing yoga too – it may be that you want to get more flexible, use yoga to compliment another sport that you enjoy, or that you are looking for a bit more calm in your life.
Avoid being late to class. The advantages of going to your yoga class early include time for warming up, asking basic questions to your teacher, opportunity to choose your mat space.
Another technique for yoga beginners is to eat light before your class. The best time for yoga is after mealtime, or else you won’t be able to do the poses correctly because you are feeling heavy.
Eat light or low-acid food before yoga class: Keep the day of your first yoga class light and simple by having healthy food at least two and half hours prior to class. Do not eat saucy, fried, fatty, spicy, and high-acid food as they take longer to digest. It’s also not a good idea to do practice with empty stomach because at the end of the day, you may start feeling lightheaded as the body needs for fuel that is not there. If you want to eat a quick snack before the class, you can grab yogurt, fruit or vegetables. A lightly filled stomach will provide you a better edge to get into some poses.
Drinking plenty of water before and after yoga class is important for you stay hydrated. Make sure that you do proper breathing. You must wear yoga outfit that you are comfortable with. You may use socks and gloves but they are not necessary accessories.
Watch the video below for more tips before doing yoga.