Yoga can be a little nerve-racking, especially if you’re a newbie to the scene. Whether you’re wanting to try yoga for the first time or need a little refresher on some unwritten rules of the exercise, here are a few tips to keep you and your classmates in check.
Arrive On Time
Rushing into a Yoga class is stressful for both you and your classmates. Scurrying into a class after it’s begun is embarrassing and very distracting. Be sure to arrive on time.
Remove Your Shoes
Yoga is practiced in bare feet and the preference is for shoes to be kept outside the studio. By removing your shoes, you’re not only helping with studio cleanliness, but you’re respecting a space that’s revered and cherished by others.
Check Your Ego At The Door
The yoga studio is not the place for showing off your strength or competitive edge. Remember, you are here for yourself – not anyone else.
Devices are a no-no
Whistles, dings, and blips are incredibly distracting and, frankly, downright rude. For many (if not all) yoga class is a chance to escape the digital addictions and distractions we face in everyday life, offering a rare chance to be fully present. By bringing your phone to class, you’re distracting yourself and those around you.
Be Aware Of Your Space
Yoga classes can get packed. When last minute stragglers file in, you’ll often see them scanning the room for a strategic spot to roll out their mat. Be neighborly by making room for them if it’s available.
Yoga can be a prop happy practice. If you’re are borrowing equipment, be sure to return it to their rightful place upon leaving. If you are borrowing a mat, be sure to clean it and roll it back up prior to storing it in the closet. Leaving your space as clean as you found it is respectful to the studio and students in later classes.
Yoga is offered everyday at SRC! Check out our group exercise schedule to find the time to stop in that best fits your schedule!