Establish a convenient, regular time to practice

Do not eat for 2 or 3 hours before class. If you practice yoga on a full stomach, you might experience cramps, nausea, or vomiting, especially in twists, deep forward bends, and inversions. Digesting food also takes energy that can make you lethargic.

DO let your teacher know about injuries or conditions that might affect your practice. If you are injured or tired, skip poses you can't or shouldn't do, or try a modified version.

Wear comfortable and loose clothing

Use a clean, soft blanket or mat, thick enough to protect your spine and fit the length of your body

Perform each exercise slowly, carefully and mindfully

Force and strain must be avoided. Instead of trying to go as deeply or completely into a pose as others might be able to do, do what you can without straining or injuring yourself. You'll go farther faster if you take a loving attitude toward yourself and work from where you are, not from where you think you should be.

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