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Beginner Yoga Is a Welcoming Place

Yoga has been around for thousands of years. It's been practiced in spiritual settings as a form of meditation, incorporated into gym classes, done on mountain sides and even in the space of one's own home. In recent years, yoga has become a favorite pastime in Greenville, but you don't need to develop a yogi lifestyle to enjoy the many benefits of the practice. For those who are new to this spiritual and physical practice, there are several things you should know about your first yoga class at Purple Blossom Yoga Studio.

Experience Your First Yoga Class

The most important thing you need to know about a yoga class at Purple Blossom Yoga Studio is that you are welcome just as you are. As a rule, yoga is a practice that is both inclusive and inviting, and this is certainly the case at your Greenville studio. As you enter your first class, expect classmates to say hello and expect your instructor to welcome you with open arms.

This positive attitude should relieve some of the anxiety around your first Greenville yoga class, but as the class progresses there are a few things you can do to return the courtesy and help to encourage the same positive atmosphere:

  • Leave your cell phone at home, in your car or in the cubbies provided. Please turn your phone off or on silent. Yoga is a serene and spiritual practice. Don't bring the outside world in with you. Give others in your  class the chance at relaxation and meditation they are seeking.
  • Wear something comfortable and appropriate. Men must wear a t-shirt. Classical Vinyasa yoga often encourages more loose fitting and comfortable clothing. Wear something that you can move and bend in freely and that won't make a lot of noise as you shift from one pose to another.
  • No chatting. Please be considerate of fellow students around you.  In addition to being a form of fitness it is a method of stress management. Give others in the class the chance to relax and engage in meditation during the course.

Let your Purple Blossom Yoga Studio  instructor know that this is your first class. If you are comfortable your teacher, invite them to correct your poses as needed during the class. If you are still nervous, go ahead and take a spot in the back of the class. As your instructor announces the next pose, pause half a second and wait for others to enter it. You can always follow the lead of more advanced members of the class until you feel more confident.

If at any point you are feeling overwhelmed, take a moment to yourself and enter a simple pose, like child's pose. This will give you a chance to relax your muscles and reset your mind so you can start again and enjoy the spiritual and physical benefits of the practice.

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I have been a member of Purple Blossom for almost 3 years. I came to the studio not knowing a single pose or much about the philosophy and yet after each class I felt drawn more and more to yoga and the atmosphere at PB. I consider myself very fortunate to be able to learn and practice yoga in a beautiful environment with great teachers. Their experience has helped me advance my practice and achieve many goals. Thanks to Purple Blossom yoga has become a part of me. Every day I look forward to take a class at the studio.

Ewa
 

Like home Absolutely love Purple Blossom! As a newbie in town, I felt welcomed. My relationship with the studio has concluded one year. I cannot find the words to express my immense gratitude. There is love, care, and competence in every single inch and in every single person in this studio. Go, enjoy and discover your yoga self.

Ana

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