What to expect at your first yoga class
About 10 years ago, I went to my very first yoga class, totally unsure what to expect. Was I the yoga type? What did that even mean? Did I have to start drinking green tea and meditating? Would I be able to do the poses without pulling a muscle?
That was a long time ago when yoga stereotypes were more abundant. Now, you can find a yoga studio within two miles of you and practically every gym offers some kind of yoga class. And, no, you don't have to start drinking green tea – although it's delicious, and you don't have to meditate – although it's great for mindfulness.
I've been regularly practicing yoga since attending that first class, and I'm not a professional yogi by any means. But I do know what it's like to go into a yoga class for the first time and not know what to expect. So if you're looking to take up yoga, here's what you can expect for your first class.