New to Yoga or Pilates?
Welcome! We’re honored to have you. Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your session!
Before starting any new exercise, (even if you’re currently exercising), please check with your Doctor.
Wear clothing that is comfy, breathable and moves with you. Avoid loose or untucked t-shirts. After one workout you’ll see why – they fall over you and restrict breathing. Ugh!
Some classes are challenging – don’t be discouraged! Be patient, rest when you need to, learn by observing and most importantly listen your body! Body awareness is the foundation of any mind/body practice. With regular practice you’ll see major improvements in strength, flexibility, balance, posture and concentration. Notice and celebrate the changes as you grow!
Challenge yourself when you can, but never force a posture or exercise. If you feel pain for any reason, stop immediately.
If you’ve ever suffered injuries, (particularly to the knees, back, or neck), please advise your teacher. You will be able to perform an effective sequence, but may need to learn specific modifications to avoid putting stress on these sensitive areas.
Try to allow 3 hours after a meal and 1 hour after a snack before working out. Also, try to avoid drinking a lot of water or other beverage within 1/2 hour of class. Your stomach should be empty to allow for deeper breathing, more comfort and greater flexibility.