• Simone Larmer

Are you ready to plunge into yoga?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020

Yoga is available everywhere and sometimes we still don’t quite know where to find the right one to meet our needs…? Below is my advice on finding the perfect solution to meet your needs, lifestyle and budget!

Yoga classes vary – so try a few teachers, styles of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Yin etc) and visit various studios to find the right class/es and teachers that suit you and your body’s needs.

Home Yoga practice - If getting to a class is difficult, or not in the budget, consider the myriad of free options online that you can practice at home. However, it may help you to understand the specifics of each pose, if you are able to attend a few classes in a studio or community centre.

If New to a class bring your mat closer to the teacher. This will enable you to view the posture clearer and understand verbal cues for alignment – ensuring a safer practice.

Free or discounted classes - keep any eye out for classes that are free or reduced pricing in your area. Some studios also offer a special for new commers e.g. $25 for 5 classes in a limited time frame, or a free community class each week – check out options in your area.

Equipment - All you need for yoga is a mat if at home, and many studios offer mats for free or gold coin donation. You also should wear lose fitting clothing (leggings/t-shirt) and no shoes during class. Initially keep the investment low and add props such as blocks, bolsters, straps etc if needed or consider items in the home that could substitute for these.

Diet tip - For a happier tummy, I recommend not eating for at least an hour before a physical practice if possible.

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