Yoga FAQs For The Beginner Yogi

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Walking into your local yoga studio for the first time can be intimidating. For starters, you think you’re going to be surrounded by yoga models and fit, young people. While this may be the case at times, it’s certainly not the average experience. Yoga isn’t just for fit women; it’s for men, people with mobility issues, elderly people, and anyone else you can think of. Yoga is for you.

There are a lot of misconceptions beginner yogis experience, and we hope our blogs will eliminate some of these for you. In today’s blog, we’re going to cover several questions we hear people asking and what you need to know as you begin your yoga practice. Give Yoga Pod Austin a try today when you get your first 30 days for only $30.

What do I need to bring to my first yoga class?

Knowing what to expect during your first yoga class or first hot yoga class can help put you at ease. You can almost always rent mats at yoga studios, and you get a free mat rental for your first visit to Yoga Pod Austin. As you delve deeper into your yoga practice and attend more yoga classes, you’ll get a good idea of the color, thickness, material, and length you like for your mat. You’ll also want to bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing.

How do I choose a yoga studio?

A trial period is the best way to find a yoga studio you like. This will give you the opportunity to practice with several instructors, figure out the commute and schedule, and get to know the community. Even better, these trials are often offered at discounted prices — like our 30 days of yoga classes for only $30 offer.

How frequently should I take yoga classes?

As you attend yoga classes, you’ll likely hear one mantra over and over again: “listen to your body.” And that’s the answer to this question! At the beginning, you may only be able to realistically commit to one or two yoga classes each week. As you grow stronger and enjoy your yoga practice more, you may be interested in taking yoga classes more often. Your schedule, goals, and health are all contributing factors to consider.

How is yoga different than stretching?

In other words, “Can I not just run my 2 miles, stretch, and call it good?” Though yoga certainly improves flexibility and involves a lot of stretching, there’s a lot more to it than that. As you visit a yoga studio, you’ll see your mind, breathing, lung capacity, and self-awareness start to strengthen as well — along with your flexibility and endurance.

From beginner yoga to advanced yoga and from hot yoga classes to yoga meditation, Yoga Pod Austin offers it all. Our hot yoga classes use infrared heat, and our instructors are experienced and qualified for all of your yoga classes. Check out our schedule and visit our yoga studio today.

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