With the New Year and its resolutions in full swing, we've noticed lots of newbies in our classes this week. With the intention of helping everyone reap the benefits of a yoga practice, we've put together this list of tips to help the aspiring yogis out there.
Do your research
It's not going to be love at first samastitihi
Most studios have great two week or one month intro rates for first time students, so invest in yourself and commit to doing at least two classes each week for that period.
Talk to the teacher
Take a few extra minutes after class to ask the teacher any questions that may have arose during class, remember… There is no such thing as a stupid question.
Set a yoga goal for yourself (i.e. I will attend three classes a week for my first month) and once you complete that goal, reward yourself with a sweet new yoga outfit. that will get you excited to keep coming back to the mat.
Leave your ego at the door.
Illustrations by Émilie St-Hilaire
Rachelle Taylor is a writer, yogi, photographer, and the founder of Prairie Yogi Magazine. Taylor forged a deep connection to her practice while living in the Cayman Islands on a working holiday. The return to her hometown, in the heart of Canada, inspired her to create PYM with the intention to inspire, educate, and bring together the strong yoga community of the prairies. She currently lives in Winnipeg, Canada.