Beginner Yoga Is a Welcoming Place
Yoga has been around for thousands of years. It's been practiced in spiritual settings as a form of meditation, incorporated into gym classes, done on mountain sides and even in the space of one's own home. In recent years, yoga has become a favorite pastime in Tucson, but you don't need to develop a yogi lifestyle to enjoy the many benefits of the practice. For those who are new to this spiritual and physical practice, there are several things you should know about your first yoga class at Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia.
Experience Your First Yoga Class
The most important thing you need to know about a yoga class at Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia is that you are welcome. As a rule, yoga is a practice that is both inclusive and inviting, and this is certainly the case at your Tucson studio. As you enter your first class, expect a warm welcome with open arms. We all come to our mats with no agenda and expectations of performance. We practice yoga through our devotion rather than our will, or dedication rather that our strict discipline, freeing up our expectation and attachments to results.
This positive attitude should relieve some of the anxiety around your first Tucson yoga class, but as the class progresses there are a few things you can do to return the courtesy and help to encourage the same positive atmosphere:
- Leave your cell phone off or on silent and in another room. Yoga is a serene and spiritual practice. Don't bring the outside world in with you. Give others in your Jyoti Yoga Therapy, YogaPatricia class the chance at relaxation and meditation they are seeking.
- Wear something comfortable and appropriate. Something that you can move and bend in freely as you journey from one pose to another.
- No chatting. In some fitness classes, giggling in the back of the class with a friend is totally fine. In yoga, that isn't the case. In addition to being a form of fitness it is a method of stress management. Give others in the class the chance to relax and engage in meditation during the course.
If at any point you are feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to yourself and enter a simple pose, like child's pose. This will give you a chance to relax your muscles and reset your mind so you can start again and enjoy the spiritual and physical benefits of the practice.