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What to wear?
It's best to wear clothing that is non-restrictive. Generally, any workout clothing is appropriate. Just make sure your clothes won't fall up over your head (constant struggling with clothing can be an annoyance to you).
Eating Ahead of Time
Eat lightly, or not at all before class. Generally, yoga asana is best practiced on an empty stomach. This way your yoga practice does not interfere with digestion.
No food or beverages in the asana studio
If necessary, bottled water is okay, but it is recommended to avoid constant sipping. We aim to generate internal heat; constant sipping cools the body. After practice, drink plenty of pure water.
Arrive a few minutes early.
Entering class constantly late is very disruptive and disrespectful to others, and also to your nervous system. If you do arrive a few minutes late, take a breath, unravel your mat outside, and then enter as slowly and quietly as you can. Consider being prompt as a part of your practice.
If you have a heart condition or other serious ailment, please let your instructor know BEFORE class begins.
Acquire and use your own yoga mat.
Using the public rental mats is not as hygienic.
Let go of Competition!
Yoga is absolutely not a sport. It is not just a "work out", it is a spiritual practice which makes the body stronger, more flexible, and generally much healthier. But the aim of the practice lies in relaxing the mind and opening the heart, to create spiritual evolution. Let's evolve together! Give yourself this opportunity to just be, just as you are, right now! Perfect! Wow!
Keep your eyes on your own practice.
Yoga is a very personal practice, achieved through internal focus. Please use this time as an opportunity to explore within, and let go of comparisons. When you can finish your practice without knowing what the person next to you was wearing or even who else was in the room, you'll know you were truly focused.
This is absolutely, positively our most mandatory rule! :)