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WHAT TO EXPECT IN A
YOGA LESSON
Beginners Yoga Class Practice
If you have never taken a yoga lesson this blog will help you know what to expect. Taking beginners group classes
is a good place to start. You’ll benefit from the experience and energy of the others around you, and be surprised
at how helpful and open other yoga students are.
Arrive at classes ahead of time and find a place to lay your mat and get settled, leaving your personal belongings
(water bottles, shoes, keys etc.) aside and out of the way to avoid tripping hazards during the practice. It can be
very distracting when someone’s water bottle rolls across your mat while you attempt a challenging standing
pose.
Bring your own yoga mat, it will become your new home base, and bring one or two foam yoga blocks to help
extend your reach as you stretch out in some standing poses, you’ll find this very helpful if you are not very
flexible yet.
Hydrate yourself well before practice rather than during it. Adequate hydration is a very important aspect of all
health regimens. Dehydration impairs brain function so your balance may be affected.
Classes begin with everyone seated in yogi position, also known as Padmasana, or Lotus.
Here is where you will set your intention for the practice. Close your eyes and begin the slow deep breathwork
known as pranayama to calm you and prepare you for the breathwork techniques that accompany each asana.
After an inspirational and encouraging introduction the teacher will have the class stand and begin the practice
with Surya Namaskara, the Sun Salutatation, as shown in the paintbrush drawings below.
Tadasana
The opening asana
in the Sun Salutation
flow.
Stand in Tadasana,
eyes closed,
shoulders drawn
back, breathing
smoothy and
steadily.
Utthitta Tadasana
Extended Mountain Asana
The second asana in the Sun
Salutation sequence.
Follows Tadasana, and
provides a good stretching of
the back, chest, arms and
core muscles.
Uttanasana
Uttanasana is the third asana
in the Sun Salutation
sequence.
This is a deep standing
forward fold, bending from
the waist, bringing the head
to the knees and the hands to
touch the floor, if possible.
Ardha Uttanasana
Standing Half Forward Fold
The fourth asana in the Sun
Salutation sequence, provides
a deep forward half fold and
stretch of the legs and back.
Adho Mukha
Svanasana
Downward Facing Dog
This is another of the asana
that provide a good forward
stretch of the spine and legs
while engaging your core to
held you up in the asana,
strengthens the back,
shoulders and core muscles.
Plank
This is a favorite pose of mine,
it looks like there is not a lot
going on, but the overall
strength required to hold
Plank for a period of time is
something to build on.
Engaging the core muscles,
building strength in the
shoulders, back and arms,
and also strengthening your
confidence in yourself and
your blossoming yoga
practice.
Chaturanga
Dandasana
From Plank asana you’ll lower
down into four limbed staff
and hold the asana while
maintaining your breathwork,
slowly and fully inhale and
exhale, checking your
alignment, and form.
Urdhva Mukha
Svanasana
Upward Facing Dog is a sweet
change from the strength and
energy needed to hold some
of the previous asana that
require strength and
endurance. Give yourself a
nice back massage here by
swaying from side to side and
doing a few shoulder lifts as
you hold your “updog.”
Tadasana
Return to Mountain Pose and
remain still, breathing slowly
and fully.
Follow the directions of the
yoga teacher. Close your
practice with a long, restful
Svanasana as this is where the
magic happens. Do not rush
out of class or you’ll miss out
on the peacefulness and bliss
of Svanasana.
Padmasana aka Lotus
pose
Return to Lotus pose and just
let your energy settle before
you leave your practice for
the day.
Daily practice, even just a few
minutes, will keep your mind
and body engaged and in tune
with the yoga energy.
The more you practice, think
about and talk about your
yoga practice, the more
engaged you will be, and your
good energy will rub off on
family and friends.

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What to expect in a yoga class

  • 1. WHAT TO EXPECT IN A YOGA LESSON Beginners Yoga Class Practice
  • 2. If you have never taken a yoga lesson this blog will help you know what to expect. Taking beginners group classes is a good place to start. You’ll benefit from the experience and energy of the others around you, and be surprised at how helpful and open other yoga students are. Arrive at classes ahead of time and find a place to lay your mat and get settled, leaving your personal belongings (water bottles, shoes, keys etc.) aside and out of the way to avoid tripping hazards during the practice. It can be very distracting when someone’s water bottle rolls across your mat while you attempt a challenging standing pose. Bring your own yoga mat, it will become your new home base, and bring one or two foam yoga blocks to help extend your reach as you stretch out in some standing poses, you’ll find this very helpful if you are not very flexible yet. Hydrate yourself well before practice rather than during it. Adequate hydration is a very important aspect of all health regimens. Dehydration impairs brain function so your balance may be affected.
  • 3. Classes begin with everyone seated in yogi position, also known as Padmasana, or Lotus. Here is where you will set your intention for the practice. Close your eyes and begin the slow deep breathwork known as pranayama to calm you and prepare you for the breathwork techniques that accompany each asana. After an inspirational and encouraging introduction the teacher will have the class stand and begin the practice with Surya Namaskara, the Sun Salutatation, as shown in the paintbrush drawings below.
  • 4. Tadasana The opening asana in the Sun Salutation flow. Stand in Tadasana, eyes closed, shoulders drawn back, breathing smoothy and steadily.
  • 5. Utthitta Tadasana Extended Mountain Asana The second asana in the Sun Salutation sequence. Follows Tadasana, and provides a good stretching of the back, chest, arms and core muscles.
  • 6. Uttanasana Uttanasana is the third asana in the Sun Salutation sequence. This is a deep standing forward fold, bending from the waist, bringing the head to the knees and the hands to touch the floor, if possible.
  • 7. Ardha Uttanasana Standing Half Forward Fold The fourth asana in the Sun Salutation sequence, provides a deep forward half fold and stretch of the legs and back.
  • 8. Adho Mukha Svanasana Downward Facing Dog This is another of the asana that provide a good forward stretch of the spine and legs while engaging your core to held you up in the asana, strengthens the back, shoulders and core muscles.
  • 9. Plank This is a favorite pose of mine, it looks like there is not a lot going on, but the overall strength required to hold Plank for a period of time is something to build on. Engaging the core muscles, building strength in the shoulders, back and arms, and also strengthening your confidence in yourself and your blossoming yoga practice.
  • 10. Chaturanga Dandasana From Plank asana you’ll lower down into four limbed staff and hold the asana while maintaining your breathwork, slowly and fully inhale and exhale, checking your alignment, and form.
  • 11. Urdhva Mukha Svanasana Upward Facing Dog is a sweet change from the strength and energy needed to hold some of the previous asana that require strength and endurance. Give yourself a nice back massage here by swaying from side to side and doing a few shoulder lifts as you hold your “updog.”
  • 12. Tadasana Return to Mountain Pose and remain still, breathing slowly and fully. Follow the directions of the yoga teacher. Close your practice with a long, restful Svanasana as this is where the magic happens. Do not rush out of class or you’ll miss out on the peacefulness and bliss of Svanasana.
  • 13. Padmasana aka Lotus pose Return to Lotus pose and just let your energy settle before you leave your practice for the day. Daily practice, even just a few minutes, will keep your mind and body engaged and in tune with the yoga energy. The more you practice, think about and talk about your yoga practice, the more engaged you will be, and your good energy will rub off on family and friends.