Before Practice Tips

  • Consult your doctor before beginning yoga.
  • Avoid eating at least one before practice.
  • Wear comfortable clothing free from restrictions like zippers or snaps. Remove jewelry.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or drugs prior to practice.
  • Lay out your yoga mat on a flat, smooth, clean surface.
  • Practice indoors in a clean place that is not in direct sunlight.
  • Create a quiet environment, relatively free of distractions so you will not be disturbed.
  • Consult with a qualified teacher or yoga school with questions and feedback on your alignment, or body positioning, in the poses.
  • Direct (and redirect) yourself to awareness of the breath during practice. Easy breathing ensures a safe and beneficial practice.

Yoga 101 for the Beginner

  • The point of yoga is to enhance your perspective on life.
  • When doing the yoga postures, seek to attain the balance of steadiness and ease in each moment. (Slowing down often helps!)
  • Wear comfortable clothing free from restrictions like zippers or snaps. Remove jewelry.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol or drugs prior to practice.
  • The yoga poses are designed to bring better health to the body.
  • The yoga positions encourage joints to explore natural range of motion and improved posture.
  • While yoga is a deep system of study addressing body, mind, and spirit, a curious sense of adventure is all that is required to begin.
  • A good yoga practice results in a greater sense of well being.
  • The yoga postures are one of an eight limbed path of yoga, which means to unite mind, body, and spirit.