Beginner yoga is back
So lovelies, as promised, I'm back with a new yoga post! And very happy to introduce you beginners to the lovely meditation that is, Yoga itself. Here, you'll find what to expect for your first yoga class, your first partaking in this group journey into amazing self discovery and relaxation of the mind. You'll also find some helpful tips to aid you on said journey, and things you can do to better yourself for the experience! Well, what're you waiting for? ~ Namaste ~
As I mentioned in my first yoga post, beginners actually aren't in need of a whole lot of gear - however, I will delve deeper for the benefit of possible second-timers that found themselves a level above by chance!
Much like school, for your first time to absorb the most information and have a clear view of instruction - I'd advise taking a seat in the front. Don't be intimidated by the supermodel in the back corner with matching Athleta supplies, who can pull off a flawless bridge without breaking a sweat - no one judges in yoga. It's a good idea to try and have a good view of the instructor, and will also keep you from perhaps making a faux pas otherwise.
Keep your non-essentials in your yoga bag. Cellphones are distracting, and certainly not needed for a meditative experience. It's also important to remember that the yogis beside you want to learn too, so be considerate! In that same way, try to fall into the natural silence when your instructor begins to speak, or when he or she dims down the lights. This is respectful in any case, but also will help transition you into a relaxed state of mind and body.
Openness however, is a necessity for yoga. It may seem hard at first, but if you can, try to at least attempt the basic versions of the skills your yoga instructor will present. Modify and personalize your stretches and poses to pertain to you. Be mindful of your own limitations though, young yogi, as it is possible to be injured if you overwork or surpass your limitations too quickly. No one will be upset that you weren't the most graceful of your class, and practice makes perfect! After all - you should have fun~!
18, Freshman Finance major at Howard University in Washington DC. Can't wait to go to Law school though!