PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Michael Annunziata West Babylon
yoga teacher, knows exactly what makes a yoga class peaceful and enjoyable for all of those in attendance. For this reason, he is speaking out on a new article from The Huffington Post that highlights the dos and don'ts of yoga class etiquette. These small suggestions help to make a yoga class a relaxing part of the day where all people can get a healthy workout.
Regardless of how crowded or empty a class is, it is important that all participants stick to their own space. This means keeping poses focused on their mat. An individual should avoid spreading out onto another yogi's mat, thus causing them to feel uncomfortable and unable to focus.
Regardless of how passionate a yogi is, coughing, sneezing, and high body temperatures are all reason to skip the workout and stay home. Just like at the office, no one wants to put in contact with someone who is hacking and sneezing the entire time. Besides the risk of infecting others, hearing constant coughs and sneezes can make it difficult for the rest of the class to relax. A person who is sick or beginning to feel under the weather should stay home and opt to join class when they feel better.
"When doing yoga, people are in close quarters. This means that it is easy for germs to spread. For this reason, I highly encourage anyone who is not feeling well to stay home and come to class another day. No one wants to go to yoga class, only to pick up a nasty bug," states Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor.
Breathing is a major part of yoga, but a participant should know how to do this correctly. While deep breathing is terrific, taking breaths that are distracting and loud is frowned upon. An individual should learn how to control their breath, thus letting plenty of airflow in and out of their nose and mouth without gasping or sounding as if they are snoring. This minimizes distractions and makes the workout more effective for that yogi. This also applies when moving into a challenging position. Many people skip the gym because they hate the dramatic grunts and groans of weightlifters. They do not want to hear these sounds when they are trying to focus and re-energize. Therefore, conscious and deliberate breathing is a must.
Most importantly, yoga class should be a judgment free zone. This means no laughing at other participants, no matter how wobbly or awkward their poses may be. Everyone practices differently and has different ability levels, and should get respect when they are trying their best in class.
"Yoga class is a safe zone for many people. This means that judgments are reserved and gossip is eliminated. A person should treat classmates with respect in order to keep the environment enjoyable and peaceful for everyone who walks through that studio's doors," notes Michael Annunziata, West Babylon yoga instructor.
Michael Annunziata West Babylon
yoga teacher, is the founder of Yoga Solutions. The facility offers a range of unique classes, and serves students of all ages and ability levels. After class, yogis can relax in the studio's tearoom. They can also browse a selection of the finest yoga equipment, thus bolstering their class experience. All of the instructors at Yoga Solutions are certified and have years of experience helping pupils to achieve to their full potential.