Here are some ways to reap as many returns from your yoga workouts:
Put yourself in The Zone
You do not want to bring all your stress and worries and concerns with deadlines into your yoga class with you. They will distract you from the class and prevent you from emotionally and mentally prepared for your class. It may be helpful to declutter your timetable so you are not in a rush before the class or after. Once you get to the class, block out worries and shut out all the internal voices. Some even ignore phone calls and messages just before the lesson starts.
Aim to arrive early and save yourself from being flustered if you rush in late. Rushing will make you stress and if you are stressed, it will take you longer to settle into a mindset. Other than that, you will not be able to pick a good spot in class to get a good view if the instructor.
Have an Intention
Have a positive mindset and be clear what is your intent for the classes and work towards it.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Some poses can be difficult to achieve. Don’t be afraid to ask the instructor for help. Have your instructor aware of your level of comfort so he/she can look out for you when certain poses require their help.
Challenge yourself with a harder class, or ask your instructor for more challenging modifications.
Take a light snack before your class
Having a light and healthy snack about 40 minutes before your class for a quick fuel up before workout begins.
Explore different types of yoga classes
There are several kinds of yoga, from hatha to vinyasa to ashtanga. If you’ve been doing yoga for several months – maybe at a gym or at home — you may want to explore different classes and explore your options.