Are you nervous about your first yoga class? Do not be.
First of all - congratulations! It takes courage to try something new, and you should be proud of yourself to get out of your comfort zone.
So what should you expect in your first class, and what should you know before entering our yoga studio?
What to wear?
You do not have to be dressed with high-end yoga brands. Your clothes should be comfortable and light. Clothes made of organic cotton are ideal but not essential. Also, yoga is practiced barefoot. So be sure to leave your shoes and socks at the entrance!
What to bring?
A yoga mat is really the only essential element you will need. As you develop your practice, your yoga mat will become a kind of extension of yourself. If you do not want to invest immediately, it does not matter, we will be happy to lend you one.
Plan to arrive early in class. Yoga is about escaping chaos and forgetting the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Arriving early allows you to choose a place where you will feel comfortable, acclimate and prepare your body and mind to practice. 15 minutes should do the trick.
Classical Hatha Yoga is performed on an empty stomach. You must plan to complete a full meal 4:00 am before class. For a snack you have to plan 2:30. It is possible to drink hot water with some honey just before class to give you energy.
Talking in the studio is an important misstep. If you speak, so many things change radically, not only physiologically but also at the level of your energy. So, staying in silence during the asana is not just a norm, it's a rule. You must never speak in the postures because your concentration, your breath and what happens to your energy system are the most important; otherwise you will disturb the system.
If you still have questions or fears, do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to accompany and guide you in your yoga practice.
Welcome to your first class of classic Hatha Yoga.
Patrick Desrochers - Samsara Hatha Yoga