Power yoga is a great way to burn more calories than traditional yoga. But there are some important things that you should know before starting. Here’s what we recommend:
Know What You’re Getting Into
Before you start power yoga, it’s important to know what your limits are. Power yoga can be intense and it’s easy to get injured if you’re not in good physical shape. You should also know how long you can hold certain positions before giving up and moving on to something else.
For example, I’m a beginner so I was able to do 10 minutes of continuous exercise before starting my first session, but if someone wants to do more they would probably need 30 minutes to warm up or more before they could begin.
Wear Appropriate Clothes
- Wear comfortable clothes. You want to be able to move in your clothing as you practice, so it’s important that the material is breathable and not too warm or cold.
- Make sure your clothes aren’t too loose or tight. If they are too loose, then there’s a chance that you could roll over them while doing yoga poses; if they’re too tight, then they won’t allow for proper circulation of blood around the body—which can lead to heat exhaustion and fatigue!
- Choose clothes that fit well without being restrictive in any way (easing off at the waist would be ideal).
- Consider wearing pants instead of tights if possible; this will help prevent chafing from occurring due to friction between fabric layers rubbing against each other during movements like squats or lunges where there isn’t much room between fabric layers rubbing together.”
Should you eat breakfast or do yoga first?
If you’re new to this, it’s always good to know what not to do. One of the biggest mistakes people make is eating before class. This can cause digestive issues and bloating from eating too much at once, which defeats the purpose of doing power yoga in the first place.
If you are hungry and want to eat, have a very light snack the basic aim is to keep yourself as light as possible.
Start slow, especially if you’re new to power yoga.
If you’re new to power yoga, start slow. Power yoga isn’t like any other class and it can be intimidating if you don’t know what’s going on.
Start with a class that isn’t too fast-paced and make sure there are breaks between poses so that your body has time to rest and recover before moving onto another pose. It’s also important not to worry about what other people are doing during the session because everyone’s different in their practice; just focus on yourself!
Use the Right Props.
To get the most out of your practice, you need to use your props. It’s important to use the right ones for each pose. If you’re new to yoga, it’s best not to use anything that’s too heavy or hard on your joints—you want them to be as comfortable as possible! Here are some of the things that I recommend using:
- Towel: This can be used as a blanket or towel while doing Downward Dogs and Warrior Poses (Warrior 1). You might also find it useful when practicing handstands; if so, make sure that there isn’t any excess fabric around your hips so they don’t slip out of position during practice time!
- Block: Blocks come in all shapes and sizes—but keep in mind their purpose before buying one just because they look cool! A good block will help protect hands during push ups; hold onto this while doing shoulder stands or headstands (Headstand Pose).
Pay attention to the instructor, not just the student next to you.
- Listen to what they say, and follow along with their cues.
- The instructor is there to help you learn and improve, so make sure that you’re paying attention!
Make sure you’re hydrated.
- Drink water before, during and after class.
- Don’t forget to drink water during the day—and don’t let yourself get dehydrated in general!
- Don’t drink too much at once, or else you’ll become bloated and uncomfortable (and probably vomit). If this happens, just drink more slowly over time until it becomes easier to swallow again.
- Avoid caffeine drinks like coffee or tea; they tend to dehydrate people faster than plain old water does because they contain less water content per serving size compared with other sources of caffeine such as soda or energy drinks.”
Check with your health care provider and don’t overdo it at first
If you’re new to the world of power yoga and want to know what’s safe, it’s important to check with your doctor first. It’s also wise to avoid overdoing it at first. If you’re not sure what kind of workout regimen is right for you, ask the instructor or another experienced student. You should never feel like they’re putting pressure on you or shaming you in any way—just ask questions!
If your body isn’t ready for more intense exercises yet (such as jumping), don’t worry about it too much—you can still enjoy a low-impact session without being broken into pieces by sore muscles and joints later on down the road! In fact, many people choose power yoga simply because they enjoy stretching their muscles further than usual during an exercise session; so don’t let fear keep them from trying something new that makes them happy!
Now that you know what to expect when starting power yoga, go ahead and give it a try! You can find classes in most cities and it doesn’t cost much money, so why not give it a try? Just remember to take your time, be aware of your surroundings, and listen closely to the instructor’s instruction.