7 Common Beginner Yoga Fails (and just how in order to avoid Them)

Plus, how to appear to be a practiced yogi.


I’ve been practicing yoga for decades, but even I know that yoga can be especially daunting for the uninitiated. Being new in a yoga class is similar to entering a new dimension—to boldly go where no non-yogi has ever gone before. But here’s where you’re in luck: I’ve come up with helpful tips of how to handle yoga class like a certified yogi. Or, rather, how NOT to—the mistakes a large number of newbies make that you need to decidedly avoid. Consider this mishmash a list of pet peeves as well as general life pointers. As well as those of you who do yoga regularly—definitely inform me if I’ve missed anything when you look at the comments!

Mistake: Keeping Your Shoes On

Mistake: Maintaining Your Cell Phone On

Mistake: Letting It All Hang Out

Mistake: Comparing Yourself to Everyone Else

Mistake: Being an Attention Monger

Mistake: Losing Monitoring Of Your Personal Space

Mistake: Packing Up Early