Exercise classes are always difficult to join, and can make even the most self assured person feel uncomfortable. Yoga classes all the more so, as one is almost lead to believe you will be approaching a zen-like situation in which you are expecting to close your eyes and hum and all other manner of Hollywood-inspired practices. If you have concerns about a yoga class, all you need is a brief etiquette in yoga. It’s really very simple, and will make the classes more enjoyable.
Yoga is primarily taught in silence, with only the Yogi (the person leading the class) regularly speaking. However, if you’re having any questions or queries – and particularly if you’re feeling uncomfortable – then you are perfectly within your rights to ask for guidance. Do so by raising your hand, it may feel childish but it’s polite.
By and large, the class itself and your instructor should be your sole focus. Be polite, and within time you will adapt to the natural rhythm of the class, and fit in just fine.