While many of our members are beginners to yoga, we know that each and every one of us can always use reminders about how to be good and responsible yogis. Here is a list of some basic yoga etiquette and practice tips to help you get started in your practice, move you along in your practice, or just to help you feel more at home in Space.
Wear appropriate, comfortable clothing. Again, there are bends, folds, and twists invloved. Closer fitting knits will allow more freedom of movement and will stay put when you are in said positions. No jeans and no socks (unless they are yoga socks with grip.) While you're out looking for spiffy new yoga pants..
Find your soul mat. Manduka, Lulu, Gaiam, a jute rug.... just find one you love. You will be spending a lot of time on it. Sure, we have some you can borrow, but there is something about having your own mat to roll out in a studio, in your living room, outside. Your mat will become your best friend. Always there when you need it, through good practices and bad. You will become attached.
Respect the mat. Avoid stepping on other people's mats, if possible. Some people have found their soul mats and, well, how would you like it if someone walked all over your bestie without a second thought? Jussayin.
Communicate with your instructor if you have any trouble, pain, or questions. Before, during, or after practice. Let us know what's going on.
We are honored each and every time you choose to join us and allow us to share in your practice. The light in us sees and acknowledges the light in you. Namaste.