The following advice is for everyone’s comfort during practice:

  • It is best not to eat for at least three and a half hours before practice. Light food and drink (such as fruit) may be consumed closer to class if you need energy
  • Practice is best done in the early morning as both the mind and stomach are empty. If you can’t fit in practice in the morning it’s better to take evening class than not practice at all
  • Turn off your mobile phones in the shala
  • Bathe or shower before practice (or wash your feet and arm pits if you can’t shower)
  • Do not wear any heavy perfume (your fellow practitioners may be allergic and strong smells are also distracting)
  • Bring a small towel to wipe your sweat off and a mat towel/cotton rug in addition to your yoga mat
  • Keep your mat clean and wash your towel and practice clothes
  • Be considerate to fellow practitioners and give space for everyone to lay out their mat
  • Do not drink during practice and leave any bottles or personal items in the shelves dedicated for this
  • Ladies should take 3 days holiday from yoga practice at the beginning of menstruation and not practice inversions while still bleeding. Ask your teacher for advice if you are unsure.
  • If you have a regular practice it is recommended to take one day a week off (usually Saturday or Sunday) and rest on Moon days (full and new moon)
  • Mention any injuries or illness to your teacher
  • Inform your teacher if you become pregnant
  • Don’t hesitate to ask your teacher for help