Are you thinking of starting yoga classes in Parramatta? There is an old saying “when will now be a good time?”. If you’ve been contemplating it for some time then the only real advice we have for you is to just try it.
The health benefits of yoga is undisputed but that should not be your only consideration. Yoga can be healing and you will reap the benefits in both your physical and your mental health.
We have beginner yoga classes in Parramatta daily and you really have no excuses not to at least come and try it out.
If you’ve never done any yoga it can be a bit intimidating. If you haven’t been able to touch your toes for year or if you have the balance of a limp giraffe, don’t worry about it.
Everyone has to start somewhere and you do not need to become a yogi to enjoy yoga classes. All our teachers know what its like to work with complete beginners and the safe environment in our yoga studio will make you feel right at home.
Before you start your first classes, here are some simple tips to help you settle in and get the most out of your yoga experience.
1. Basic equipment
All you really need is a yoga mat. You can get a cheap one for Target but if you are serious about Yoga we recommend you spend a bit more as it will make your time on the floor more comfortable.
Yoga socks are also a great addition as it will keep your feet nice and warm while providing some much needed non-slip traction. Some people just don’t like going barefoot in public spaces and if that’s you then invest in some yoga socks.
Lastly, wear loose comfortable clothes that won’t restrict your movement. Be sure to also bring a towel and some water to stay hydrated at all times.
2. Don’t compare yourself to others
In any beginner yoga class you will find some people who just “get it” straight away. There will also be people who look like they are from another planet. Both are okay.
Never compare yourself to others. You need to go at your own pace and you are on your own yoga journey. It is not about how good you are. It’s all about how good the experience is for you.
3. Respect your own body
No one knows your body like you do. Yu and only you know your limitations and this is a really important point.
There is a fine line between pushing yourself and going too far. If you haven’t done much physical movement in some time then you need to pay particular attention to what your body tells you is safe.
It is better to start slow and work your way up.
4. Trust in your teacher
Our Parramatta yoga classes are run by trained teachers. They know what they are doing and have vast experience in conducting beginner classes.
Trust in your teacher and follow their lead. They will never push you to do anything you shouldn’t but they will give you the encouragement to stretch yourself when needed.
5.Relax and enjoy it
The best way to get the most out of your beginner yoga class is to just relax and let go. You have to surrender to the experience and (literally) go with the flow.
Yoga is a great way to reduce stress and it gives you a great opportunity to just release all the fears and worries in the outside world and turn your attention inwards. Reconnecting with yourself will leave you feeling great and help you immensely with your own mental health.
Parramatta Yoga Classes
Our Parramatta Yoga classes have a friendly and inviting atmosphere. We are more a community than a “studio”.
One of the great things about yoga is that you can enjoy it at every level – and reap the mental and physical benefits in the process.
If you are a beginner we recommend you start with 1 or 2 classes per week or enroll in any beginner program. Programs are great because it helps you start at the bottom and work your way up to a certain level.
Once you progress from the beginner level you have a lot of options for classes and programs. You may be interested in Bikram or hot yoga which is very popular for anyone who wants to get a more active workout.
Yoga classes are suitable for anyone from the age of 7 all the way up to 70. The benefits of yoga for people over 60 is immense and yoga amongst the elderly community is gaining in popularity. It is safe, fun and a totally new and exciting experience.
If you are interested in joining a beginner yoga class then Yoga classes Parramatta would like to welcome you. Please get in touch with us and we will help and guide you to find the perfect class or program that suits your needs.