Yoga for Beginners

Everyone has to start somewhere, and any advanced yogi will tell you that they started with the simple stuff and worked their way up. There is no shame in starting off with a beginner’s class. If you have never practiced yoga before or aren’t in great shape yet, yoga for beginners is a smart choice. Yoga for beginners is geared toward people who are new at the practice of yoga.  You can go at your own pace, practice modified moves, and progress at your comfort level. A yoga for beginners class is a safe place to learn and develop yourself.

Just Do It! Beginning Yoga

It might say cliche, but just attending a yoga class for beginners is the hardest part of your journey! Take all of your preconceptions or fears away; just focus on the peace and physical benefits obtained by going to one yoga class. And here's some more good news: Everyone in a beginning yoga class is new too! You're not going to have to compete with the head of the class - a gentle, beginner's yoga class is the perfect way to grow comfortably and at your own pace.

Yoga For Beginners: Don't Rush

Yoga has never been about being the fastest; yoga is about building strength, balance, concentration, and stamina. Notice how all of these things take time to obtain? When you go to your first yoga workout, there will be no pressure to be done first. Rather, there will be a lot of focus on doing yoga poses correctly, and holding them to increase strength and balance. Yoga is anything but a competition; so go into your first class with an open, relaxed mind.

What to Bring to Your First Yoga Class

If you're worried about what to bring to your first class, just relax. You don't need fancy equipment to do yoga. In fact, there are only a couple things you'll need, including:

  • A mat, if the studio doesn't provide them
  • A water bottle
  • Comfortable, loose clothing

See how easy that was? Chances are, you have at least two of those things in your house. You don't need a gym pass, tennis shoes and an iPod to do yoga. You just need the determination to get your foot in the studio door.