Tips Before Your First Yoga Class

When you’re brand new to yoga, you’re likely to have a lot of questions about what you’re getting into, including what to wear, what to bring to class, and how to prepare yourself.

Knowing what’s expected and what works ahead of time will help you to feel more comfortable during your first class.

Here’s what you should know before your first flow.

Video vs. Studio

Generally speaking, if you’re new to yoga it’s best to head to a studio for in-person instruction as you get started with your practice.

Instructors can provide personalized feedback on form, and they can offer modification suggestions for different poses that simply aren’t possible to get through most online or video-based platforms.

Of course, studio classes are more expensive, typically costing $20 to $30 per session, but when you’re just starting out, it’s a worthwhile expense.

That said, if you don’t have a yoga studio near you, if class times don’t work with your schedule, or if going to a studio is otherwise preventing you from getting started, video-based classes are a perfectly acceptable solution.

The main thing to remember is to seek out videos created by documented yoga instructors that are geared to beginners.

You want the instruction to be clear, methodical, and safe, with lots of verbal cues for modifications.

Online streaming services, like YogaGlo, Grokker, and YogaDownload all provide high-quality options if you decide to use video content rather than in-person instruction.
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