What To Know About Your First Yoga Sesh
WHAT TO WEAR TO YOGA
Proper alignment of yoga postures is important for many types of yoga. Choose clothes that are not too baggy and that help you and your yoga instructor make sure you're not doing anything harmful to your body.
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In more physical types of yoga and especially in hot classes, expect to sweat. Wear clothes that dry quickly, wick sweat away, and will keep you as comfortable as possible to get the most out of your yoga class. Fabrics with stretch will help you feel most comfortable as you move from pose to pose. Our leggings are great!
YOGA PROPS AND BLOCKS
Yoga blocks and yoga straps are great tools for beginner to seasoned yogis. Some styles of yoga, such as Iyengar, require more use of yoga props (such as straps) than others to help you better align yourself in a pose or get into "hard to reach" postures. Try sitting on a yoga block with your legs crossed to help open your hips up.
You're going to be spending a lot of time up close and personal with your mat. Yoga mats come in a variety of colors, sizes and thicknesses. Llamaste has an awesome solution to the average PVC yoga mat which can be pretty toxic (more on that in another post). Check our the latest environmentally friendly, no-slip technology here
In any case, most yoga studios should have props and mats handy for you to use, but as soon as you start your yoga journey, you'll find that you want to experience yoga even at home or at the park!