- Eating And Drinking And Yoga
Remember not to eat for one hour before yoga practice and not to drink during practice. Just drink only a small amount of water beforehand. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and sugar before yoga.
- Wear Loose Comfortable Clothing
Don’t wear anything that will dig in or restrict your movement because you will stretch your body in all directions. Sometimes you might turn upside down or bend your body right over, so if you wear stretch fit gear, it saves wriggling about or exposing more that you wish to. For example, for women, it might be more relaxing to wear tops that won’t fall down over your head in a shoulder stand.
- Make Practice Frequent
Little and frequent is more effective than occasional long sessions of yoga. Just only 10 minutes each day of a few well-chosen poses can have a positive effect on your physical and mental health. A regular routine will create more benefits because it helps the body begin to feel comfortable and familiar with the process and become more flexible and subtly aware of the sensations.
- Modify Postures For Your Body
The perfect pose you see your teacher demonstrate or see in a book might be a long way from what your own body can currently achieve. A good teacher will show you how to carefully ease your body towards the ideal posture, maybe with use of yoga props such as a belt, bolsters, extra blocks, etc., bringing attention to the direction of energy or principle of the inner stretch that the pose is aiming to evoke in us.
- Communicate With Your Teacher
Most yoga teachers will carefully observe and assist all students during a class. A touch may support you so that you can make your own adjustments or help to bring your awareness to where you are in your posture. However, if they try to adjust your posture by moving your body beyond your natural limitations, this may cause injuries. Therefore, don’t be afraid to say no. In the same way, if a pose feels wrong or painful for you, stop and ask your teacher for help.