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Yoga Etiquette Tips for New Students

By animas | In Blog, Uncategorized | on September 1, 2015


When you’re looking for a way to get in shape, increase your flexibility, and decrease stress, consider taking a yoga class in Tucson. Yoga has been shown to have physical and mental benefits, so you’ll feel the effects of your class even after you leave the studio. If you have never taken a yoga class before, you may be wondering where to begin and how to act once you’re there. One of the main things to remember is that other people are in class with you, so treat others with the courtesy and respect that you’d like. Keep reading to learn more yoga etiquette tips for new students.


During your yoga class, you’ll be sharing space with your classmates as well as your teacher. Remember that some people have sensitivities to perfumes and colognes, and may not want to inhale your scent for every deep breath they take. Try not to wear an excess amount of perfume on days you go to yoga class, or forgo it entirely out of respect for others. You should also remember that your yoga equipment can become odorous if it is not cleaned or aired out properly, so it’s a good idea to keep your mat and towel unrolled.


As you enter the yoga studio, notice how many people are there and how their mats are spaced out. Even if a class is on the crowded side, you don’t want to make others feel cramped. Staggering your mat is a good idea so that you are less likely to inadvertently bump into your classmates. You can save space and leave anything you don’t need for class outside, such as your phone, keys, and bag.


A yoga studio should be a place where everyone can focus on their practice without the interruption of cell phones, conversations, and other distractions. Be mindful of your fellow classmates, and turn your gaze inward to increase your awareness of your own breathing and poses.

At the Animas Center in Tucson, you’ll find a variety of yoga classes for beginners as well as experienced yogis. Contact us at (520) 989-0766 to learn more about our class offerings. Join our fitness family today to experience the joy of movement.

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