Are you thinking about trying yoga for the first time? Starting a new exercise routine is a great way to practice self-care so, bravo! Despite being a centuries-old practice, yoga has become a trendy way to exercise. But, there are some misconceptions about it that sometimes intimidate newcomers. So, we’re going to try and clear some of that up, and hopefully make you feel more comfortable as you downward-dog into your new practice.
While the contortionist and crazy handstand poses you see on Instagram are enough to alarm just about anyone, yoga is suitable for everyone! You don’t need a certain level of flexibility or specific body type to practice. A good yoga instructor will always ask if there are any newcomers at the beginning of each class, and will provide instructions on how to modify poses so that they’re still challenging, but well within your newbie abilities. Here’s everything you need to know before your first yoga flow.