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The Ultimate Yoga Guide for Beginners

Starting something new can be scary, and finding yourself in a yoga studio as a beginner is no exception. With unfamiliar names for poses and even stranger-sounding Sanskrit words, being a new yogi can often feel like learning a new language.

That's why it's important to make sure you start your yoga journey with a class structured specifically for beginners. Beginner classes start with the absolute basics, structuring sequences in an easy-to-follow way, even for someone with no idea what Downward-Facing Dog means.

YOU’RE SIGNED UP FOR CLASS...NOW WHAT?

A few essentials to prepare for your first class:

  1. Great yogi apparel. Whether you’re doing a low-key flow or something more intense, investing in performance apparel made specifically for yoga will make your movements feel and look good. Here’s what we’re loving for Woman and Men.

  2. A quality yoga mat. Especially for beginners, a comfortably-cushioned yoga mat will encourage confidence from the ground up. brands like Manduka, Love generation, Yogi and Yogini have some perfect beginners yoga mats.  

  3. A yoga towel. One of the reasons we flow in yoga is to build heat in the body to help avoid injury. This also means you will most likely get a bit sweaty. To avoid slip and keep your practice in place, a yoga towel like this is a necessity.

 

SETTING UP FOR AN ONLINE YOGA CLASS

There are so many benefits to taking an online yoga class as a beginner: Convenience and variety are just two. Many new yogis join from home on a laptop, while others sneak in a quick 10-minute class on their mobile phones during their lunch break. 

you don’t even have to leave your home to achieve that same sense of bliss that you get in the yoga studio. 

By cutting out travel distance and designated class schedules, a personal yoga space gives you the freedom to sweat it out and strengthen your practice on your own time, whether you’ve got an hour or five minutes.

 

TIPS FOR LIVE CLASSES

With live online classes, you can enjoy the benefits of a yoga studio from home simply by turning on your camera so your teacher can see you. They won't be able to hear you, but they can observe your practice through the camera and give tips and encouragement throughout class.

Live classes make for an amazing at-home yoga experience, allowing teachers and students to meet and connect with each other. We recommend joining a live class a few minutes early so you can switch on your camera and position your device so your teacher will be able to see you.

 

Have a look at our store and star your yoga practice today!

 

PS: Love your life! 

 

August 13, 2020 — Nelson V

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