Getting Started at TYP
Our classes are centered around the practice of mindfulness. The breath and body cues are designed to cultivate your ability to shift your attention out of “busy thoughts” and into the present moment. It is overwhelmingly scientifically proven that the practice of mindfulness affects your overall health in many beneficial ways.
If you have any injuries or physical conditions that will influence your practice, please let us know so we can offer advice.
Place your mat in the middle of the room so you can see people in front and back of you for help in postures.
Grab a block and a strap.
Make sure you have water and a large towel.
Allow yourself to ease in as needed. You’ve already taken the hardest step getting to class, now have patience with yourself.
You DO NOT have to do every pose. Each class you will be able to do more and more.
We practice vinyasa which means flow. Postures are linked together with breath. We often transition from one pose to the next with “chaturanga (low push-up), up-dog, down-dog.” A good way to modify if you need to back off is to just go straight to down dog while skipping the low push-up and up-dog.
Drink water as needed.
If you feel like you need a break, it’s very important to not leave the room if at all possible. Leaving the room cools your body quickly which makes it harder to come back in and re-adjust. Simply sit/lie down or take child’s pose and breathe with the class. Join back in as you can.
If you have any questions about the practice or individual postures, please do not hesitate to ask an instructor.
Make a schedule for yourself and stay committed. 2-3 times per week will bring results. 5-6 times per week will be life transforming.