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What do I need to know before coming to Yoga class?

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posted Aug 9 by Rajashekhara

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  1. Don't take class on a full stomach: Trying to do yoga right after mealtime will hinder your practice. In order for your body to twist and hop into poses, the stomach can't be digesting something heavy. Yoga teacher Kristin McGee suggests eating an hour before practice, but if you aren't able to and are starving, she suggests having a banana no less than 20 minutes before class.
  2. Arrive early: Head to the studio at least 10 minutes before the scheduled class in case there's paperwork to fill out or if you want to ask about any introductory discounts for new students. Arriving early also gives you a chance to set up in a prime location and perhaps even connect with the teacher. Be sure to say it's your first time!
  3. Grab all the props: Make sure the studio offers yoga mats to rent if you haven't bought your own yet. Then, pick up whatever additional props are available. A strap, blanket, and block all offer something a little different to a beginner's practice, but each helps your body get into a deeper version of a pose. Straps and blocks give you a little extra room to twist, while a blanket will make all the seated postures — plus the final relaxation — even more enjoyable.
answer Aug 10 by Vijay Vardhan
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