Yoga is a wonderful opportunity to explore, learn and accept yourself. A yoga session can leave you feeling energized, yet relaxed. If one chooses to truly practice yoga regularly, they will find it helpful in everyday life. You will increasingly feel stronger, healthier and more peaceful.

Yoga is a tool for gaining mind and body awareness, to enhance your spiritual belief, practice an exercise regime and develop a positive emotional state.

What do you need to know before beginning a yoga practice?

What to wear?
⦁ Something comfortable, loose fitting clothes that will not limit your movements
⦁ No shoes (bare feet) or socks/shoes with a rubber grip

What do you need?
⦁ Mat or rug
⦁ Something to elevate the head (small pillow or towel)
⦁ Padding for knees (a towel will do)
⦁ Covering for the eyes

How long is the session?
⦁ From 45 – 90 minutes

What do you look for in a teacher?
⦁ Someone that your energy connects with
⦁ Someone who you can understand and understands you
⦁ Someone who is knowledgeable of the practice

Where to find yoga classes?
⦁ A yoga center
⦁ The YMCA
⦁ Local gyms
⦁ Online

Where to find yoga classes?
⦁ A yoga center
⦁ The YMCA
⦁ Local gyms
⦁ Online

When to do yoga?
⦁ On an empty stomach or at least 90 minutes after your last meal
⦁ In the morning when you first wake up before breakfast
⦁ In the evening once you have relaxed

When to do yoga?
⦁ On an empty stomach or at least 90 minutes after your last meal
⦁ In the morning when you first wake up before breakfast
⦁ In the evening once you have relaxed

Do’s and Don’ts
⦁ Be gentle with yourself
⦁ Don’t judge, not even yourself
⦁ If it hurts, don’t do it
⦁ Visualize yourself in the pose
⦁ Pay attention to your body
⦁ Modify poses to fit your body
⦁ Enjoy the practice
⦁ Try to do yoga at least four days a week

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