Tips on Attending a Yoga Class

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If you're going to be attending your first yoga class, there are a number of key things you're going to want to keep in mind. Get tips on attending a yoga class with help from a health and fitness professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Denise Druce, A Registered Yoga Teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah. I'd like to give you a few tips for attending your first Yoga class. First of all, wear clothing that's comfortable to move in. And you want your clothing to be pretty fitted. If you wear loose clothing, when you go upside down, you're always struggling with the shirt lifting up. So, wear form fitting clothing. It's also a great idea to invest in inexpensive Yoga mat. So, something that's thin, maybe just an eighth of an inch, it doesn't have to be really thick; most gyms and studios do provide Yoga mats, but it's nice to have your own because you have your face and your hands a lot. The other thing is make sure to show up really early for your class and if possible, introduce yourself to the Yoga teacher especially if you have any physical limitations or injuries that you'd like your teacher to know about. And then just listen to your body. It's not a good idea to push yourself to the point of pain. So, when you're practicing Yoga, we're constantly reminding our students to listen to your body and just breath. Your goal for your first class really is to just finish the class. So, if something is too challenging for you and it doesn't feel good, you can go into child's pose which looks like this. Just taking your knees wide and shifting your hips back. And you can stay in child's pose as long as you'd like. The final tip I'd like to give is keep coming. It's the consistency where you really see the benefits from your Yoga practice. Again, I'm Denise Druce, if you'd like more Yoga tips, please check out my website.

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