Have you been itching to try hot yoga but aren’t completely sure what to expect? Starting anything for the first time can be daunting and yoga class is no exception! We wanted to provide a quick guide on how to best prepare for your first hot yoga class. Here are some quick tips from the soul sweat tribe:
Come Hydrated and Bring Water
One of the most important to-dos before coming to a hot yoga workout is hydrating. Because the room’s heat will cause you to sweat more rapidly, it’s important to make sure you have had plenty of water before, during and after each class. Water fuels your body and allows you to try new fun hot yoga poses every class.
Listen to and Trust Your Body
Part of mindfulness involves listening to what your body is telling you. It’s important to trust the pace of your practice and not rush into poses. Our amazing instructors will be with you along the journey and collectively share thousands of hours of practice and expertise. We want each of your experiences at Soul Sweat Hot Yoga to be positive. Whether that means taking breaks in between poses, deciding to hold off on certain poses, or asking an instructor for extra guidance during the flow, you’ll reach new heights by checking in with yourself often during each class.
Don’t Sweat (Pun Intended) The Small Stuff
Even though you should plan to sweat literally, it’s important to be patient with yourself. Each yoga class is a new experience. You might not always hit every pose perfectly, or at all, and that’s ok! A major benefit of hot yoga is the discipline it takes to complete a class, and keep practicing. Every time you participate in a class, you are providing yourself the opportunity to push your limits physically and mentally and should feel proud even when there is a learning curve.
By arriving hydrated, trusting your body, and being patient, you are setting yourself up for a successful first hot yoga class. We can’t wait to have you join us for one of our classes soon!
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