Absolutely NOT. Everyone is welcomed to yoga, just as they are. This
often means that you may be carrying niggling injuries, varying levels
flexibility and strength. The best thing you can do is to honour
yourself, exactly where you are on any given day. Pushing beyond your
limits is not
generally recommended in yoga. However, there are times when the
only way to grow and move forward is to give something a go. You need to
best judge as to when the time is right.
Your own yoga mat, if you have one. We supply and sell mats otherwise. A towel and water bottle is also recommended. In the winter months a light shawl or blanket can be useful for the relaxation. Feel free to bring a friend also and share the delight of yoga with them!
If you bring your mobile - be sure that it is on silent but even better Flight Mode - the world will be there when you return!
Aim to arrive 5 – 10 minutes before class to give you time to settle in. If another class is in progress please respect them by maintaining a quiet atmosphere.
Once you have entered the yoga space please set up your mat in silence and either lie down in Savasana or sit quietly until the class begins.
Mobile phones should be completely turned off or on flight mode before entering the yoga room. (Silent with vibrate turned off is another option).
Perfumes - try to avoid wearing excessive fragrances as they can aggravate some people with allergies.
A competitive mindset - yoga is about your personal experience with you! While it can be inspiring to see what others are capable of doing, try to avoid comparing yourself or judging others.
Congratulations! There are many things to consider, now that you are pregnant. There is no clear answer to this question - all cases must be considered individually. Always check in with your body and your baby to see what is right for you. As always, it may be helpful to check with your health care professional and follow their advice.
Here is a helpful checklist-
Please let your teacher know that you are pregnant before class so they can adjust postures accordingly.
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