I haven’t been to Yoga class ever or It’s been years — what class is right for me?
The Thursday night class at the Creswell Grange (currently on hold) tries to be beginner friendly. This class is for you If you can do most of your daily activities yourself and would like to gain some flexibility in a beginner friendly environment.
I am hoping to add a chair yoga or other adaptive yoga class for people who are not ready for a full yoga class with a variety of standing an
What Should I Wear and What Should I Bring to Yoga Class?
Comfortable clothes that you can move freely in. You may e and in our actions
Do I need a Yoga Mat? What are they for? Where do I Get One?
I have Yoga Mats available for people to borrow, so if you are just trying a class or don’t have time to get one before coming to class — just come to class! You can always get a mat later when you are ready.
The main reason to use a yoga mat is that they are textured and feel a bit sticky, so when you are putting yourself in to new positions you won’t slip and fall. Yoga is often done barefoot, so that you can feel the movements throughout your body, including your feet. It could be dangerous to do a lunge or even a one legged balance on a smooth floor where you could slip.
Yoga mats also help to define your space that you are using. You can use the edges of the mat to notice how you line up your body with the edges or lines on your mat.
Mats also provide a bit of cushion. A thicker mat may be more comfortable for someone with sensitive joints.
Yoga mats are available at many stores. You can find them at the Big Box Stores, Fitness and Sporting goods, and online retailers. Stores in and near Creswell that carry Yoga Mats include Bi-Mart, Dollar General, Grocery Outlet, WalMart, TJMaxx, Ross, and Big 5. I have found Yoga Mats at thrift stores (Ft. Vinnies and Goodwill.)
Prices, features and quality will vary dramatically. You will find mats that are plain solids, have beautiful patterns, are made from inexpensive foam or ecologically minded material. .
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