Eszter from over at http://kukolina.wordpress.com/ has been kind enough to be my first guest blogger this week. I will have some guest bloggers giving me a hand this week. I will be on my BabyMoon in St. Lucia. Have a great week!
We first moved to Koh Samui in 2010. That is when I started learning yoga.
What kind of clothes should I wear for my first yoga class?
I am not going to tell you to wear anything you feel comfortable in because you are probably, already familiar with answers as such. Typical yoga pants would be high at the waist and they widen at the legs.
For a top I suggest something with a built-in-bra that will dry fast. You do not need to wear socks nor shoes. Water-proof make-up might survive on your face accept if you go to a hot yoga class, otherwise known as Bikram yoga.
Can I eat before class?
Leave minimum an hour between your last meal and your yoga class. Do not attend a late afternoon class if you last ate in the morning.
For example, today I had noodles with eggs and tomatoes 90 minutes before my yoga.
Can I drink water during class?
Some of my teachers advised me not to drink anything during class or really maximum a few sips if you are doing hot yoga. Try it out and see what works for you. I prefer to drink lots of water after class.
I am afraid yoga will not be dynamic enough for me
There are different types of yoga. More advanced classes will make you sweat for sure but maybe in a different way than if you were to skip around with a jump rope. You will definitely notice an increase in your energy if you start doing yoga, regularly.
I am not flexible
I can really tell you that it is very true to say that each of us has a unique body and you are working with what you got. It took me over a year to be able to touch my toes, so flexibility can be improved but you might start to have more specific goals once you understand your bodies reactions. For example, my shoulders are very tight but not evenly so and I am trying to put my focus on opening them up.
I would like to do the cool yoga poses
I think it is important to give your whole body a good work-out which you can do easier if you learn the proper yoga breathing. There are many cool poses that you will master if you work hard but of course there might be some that will take you a long time. For example, you might be able to do a bridge pose in a few weeks while I am still far away from straightening my arms…
Do you think yoga is better for women and do you think age matters?
I think guys can benefit a lot from yoga as well and you are never too young or too old for yoga.