Before you arrive
Drink plenty of water before your class and bring some with you so you’ll stay hydrated.
It’s always wise not to eat a heavy meal before you exercise – we recommend you have a healthy meal or snack a couple of hours or so before you come to the studio. We’ll be sharing our top tips on nutrition in a future post.
Wear clothes you feel comfortable in – a baggy T-shirt or a crop top would be fine. Your choice!
If you have a yoga mat, bring it with you.
Allow extra time
Aim to arrive a bit earlier to your first class, so you can look round and get the feel of the studio, meet other participants, ask questions or raise any health concerns with your instructor.
Find a space
Ask where the instructor will be standing, then work out where you’ll feel most comfortable.
A position towards the front will give you a great view of the instructor, so you can copy their moves and check you are doing them correctly.
You may prefer to start on the back row – if that helps you to start off, go for it!
Everyone learns differently
No matter where you are, rest assured that you will get clear verbal cues telling you what to do, when.
If you’re a visual learner, you’ll get amazing demonstrations of your options: from simple poses, adaptations and modifications to the more advanced poses.
During the class
Yoga is not a competitive sport. Don’t feel you have to join in with every move. Listen to your body and pace yourself. In hot yoga classes, you’re always in control of your level of activity.
Relax, listen to the music and enjoy yourself. You’ll soon be making massive progress.
Before you know it, you will start to feel stronger, healthier and energised, ready to face whatever challenges come your way.