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Getting Acquainted with Yoga

Yoganics offers a broad range of classes, all sharing common threads: flexibility, strength, wellness and peace of mind.

Yoga Etiquette

What to Bring

  • A yoga mat (if you have one)
  • A large bath towel
  • A small hand towel
  • Bottled water
  • We will have mats and towels for you to borrow, if you need them
  • Wear clean, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in
  • No shoes or socks. Please keep them in your assigned cubby
  • Consider leaving your valuables at home

Before Class

  • Don’t be late. It is disruptive to others’ practice. You will not be admitted into class 10 minutes after class begins
  • Turn off your cellphone. There is nothing more jarring than a phone blasting Macarena in the middle of your savasana
  • Drink lots of water. Hydration is key
  • Come with an empty stomach. Avoid meals at least one hour before class
  • Make sure you have clean feet
  • Avoid wearing heavy perfumes
  • Do not step on others’ mats while setting up

During Class

  • Follow instructions to the best of your ability
  • Avoid getting up and leaving in the middle of class
  • Bring bottled water
  • Practice stillness between postures
  • Avoid talking to others
  • Focus on yourself

After Class

  • Be as quiet as possible after the final savasana
  • Leave quietly
  • Return any borrowed items
  • Delight in how wonderful you feel
  • Make sure to stop and grab a juice or smoothie!
  • Please, clean your borrowed mat

The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga are your body and your mind.

~ Rodney Yee

Yoga's Three Basic Elements

Asanas

These are the beautiful poses you think of when you hear the word yoga. There are nearly 200 different asanas, all focusing on balance, strength, breathing and intense concentration. Asanas range from the most simple postures (which is where you’ll begin), to the highly advanced.

Pranayama

This is the practice of deep, restorative breathing. There are several different pranayama techniques, and you will be encouraged to use the one that works for you. Deep breathing stimulates the flow of oxygen, while calming the body and mind.

Savasana

A fundamental component of quieting the mind is meditation. Savasana often comes at the end of your class and involves getting into a super comfy position, relaxing your mind and experiencing peace, tranquility and stillness.

As your yoga practice deepens, you’ll be amazed at how strong and healthy you begin to feel. When you’re ready, we encourage you to take as many classes as you can.

Desire, Ask, Believe, Receive

At Yoganics, we embrace the maxim there’s no such thing as a silly question. That’s why we encourage you to ask us anything. Yoga is your journey, and we want it to be well-rounded, enlightening and fun!

Yoga is Not a Competition

Remember, everyone was a beginner at some point. Yoga is a personal practice, aimed at honoring your body, mind and natural surroundings. Not about beating others.

The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.

~ B.K.S. Iyengar