Yoga Class Etiquette

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We’ve all been there – you look forward to your yoga practice all day and somehow you wind up wedged between ‘heavy breather’ and ‘when’s the last time you showered’?

Here are some simple guidelines for proper Yogi Etiquette:

1.  If you are sick as shit – STAY HOME!  No one wants someone hacking and coughing next to them during meditation.  You can easily practice at home AND blow your nose as many times as you want.

2.  Turn off your phone – enough said.

3.  Take a shower – I am appalled by how many people will show up to a ‘hot’ yoga class stinking like last night’s bar and cigarettes.  Shower before you come or don’t come at all.

4.  Don’t randomly walk on other peoples mats – especially when your feet look like you’ve been walking Hollywood Blvd. for the last five hours.

5.  Do laugh at your mistakes – fall out of a headstand…. So what?  Who cares?

6.  Do what you are capable of that day – just because you’re next to Mr. Rockstar who throws in fifty extra chaturangas doesn’t mean you have to.  Respect your body – it’s the only one you’ve got.

7.  Breathe

8.  Enjoy yourself

9.   Wear proper clothes – guys …. watch the shorts …. worrying if your balls are gonna fall out is extremely distracting for us ladies.  Just sayin!

10.  Smile

11.  Be aware of other people’s space

12.  Manifest greatness

Do you have a yoga class etiquette tip?  I’d love to hear from you!

Stuart Brazell





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  1. Sooooooooo true KB! Good one!

  2. Marcy says:

    GREAT TIPS! Too funny and too true!

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  3. KB says:

    Yes! My pet peeve is spatial awareness. I know this comes from years of dance and knowing where to place yourself in a room. Don’t dump your mat a half an inch from mine and don’t put it directly in front of me so I cannot see the instructor at the front of the room. Phew, I’ve been holding that one in for awhile. 🙂

  4. JD says:

    I would like to start this. Are there any horribly overweight people who show up or rookies? I can definitely laugh at my mistakes or inability to do most everything, so that is not a problem. Is there a corner or back row I can hide in?

  5. Everyone is welcome – hey, we all have to begin somewhere!

  6. You made some decent points there. I did a search on the issue and found most guys will agree with your blog.

  7. Ailine says:

    no. 9 should apply to chicks as well. no one wants to see a vagina during yoga!

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