#3 Buying everything and the kitchen sink
“I’m going to do yoga!” you yell to nobody in particular. Then you run out and buy an anti-sweat, anti-slip yoga mat, a breathable mesh bag for your mat, high-density performance yoga blocks, and now you’re watching YouTube videos on how to DIY install inversion harnesses to your kitchen wall. You know, that’s great. At some point, we’re sure that you’ll be using all those things too, but if you’re just starting out, there’s no rush to purchase everything at one go. In fact, most yoga classes even provide mats, so all you need is a mat spray and a towel, or cleaning wipes, for good hygiene.
One thing you may want to invest in from the get-go, though, is a set of quality yoga clothing. Sure, you can wear any loose t-shirt and slacks. But yoga clothing is sewed specifically for it to move along with your body and it can definitely take more tugs and pulls than general sportswear.
And one thing you don’t want to be worrying about in yoga class is who can see what of yours when you do what. Sounds to us that paying a little bit for the peace of mind that your quality yoga pants will keep everything where they need to seem like a very sound investment indeed! On top of durability and flexibility, Yuriyasa’s stylish yoga pants which take you easily from stretches to the street, also promise no dreaded 🐫-toe or VPL!
#2 Being too serious
We know you’re taking your yoga practice seriously, incorporating it into your life, changing up your lifestyle habits, working good clean food into your diet… But don’t forget to have fun, and breathe! Doing your best and pushing your limits doesn’t mean forcing your body through a rigorous battle of struggles that ends up in nothing more than frustration.
Yoga practice requires discipline and commitment, but never at the cost of joy! If there’s one thing you should leave at the door together with your expectations, it’s your ego. You should be able to laugh at yourself and find humor in your practice. Just like how farting is a completely natural release during yoga!
#1 Not being there
The most important thing you can invest in your yoga practice is your time and effort. We know that some days you just don’t feel like getting out of bed or leaving the house. We admit that a Sunday waffle breakfast in bed sounds wayyyyyy better than fighting traffic to get to yoga class. But have you ever noticed how during your practice or after, you feel like you’re on top of the world and capable of achieving anything you put your mind to? You might not even remember what was stopping you from going in the first place. Yes, yoga can have an extremely positive effect over your body, mind, and soul. It can improve every facet of your life from health to self-esteem to happiness.
But in order to benefit from it, you just have to take the first big step and be there. See you on the mat!