Your guide to yoga instruction

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Planning ahead

Things to know before you get started.
6 Steps to Starting a Yoga Practice
  1. 1. There are at least 20 different types of yoga instruction offered in major U.S. cities. Do some research and choose one that is well suited for your personality and athletic proficiency.

  2. 2. For beginners, hatha and vinyasa types are among the most suitable since they are made up of the basic poses and movements. Move on to more advanced yoga classes after gaining proficiency.

  3. 3. Once you have settled on a yoga style that you think suits, find an instructor who is close to your home or office. Read reviews to help you decide who is the best fit for you.

  4. 4. After signing up, ask the yoga teacher what you need to bring and to wear for the session. Some yoga studios rent out or sell basic yoga equipment such as mats, blocks, and straps.

  5. 5. Wear comfortable and breathable clothing. While yoga specific clothing is readily available in sporting goods stores, consult with your yoga teacher before you buy clothing for your practice.

  6. 6. Familiarize yourself with basic yoga poses and terminologies before your first session. Tell your teacher you are a beginner and do not hesitate to ask for assistance if you need it.

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