What To Bring To Your First Yoga Class

Going to your first yoga class can be an intimidating experience, and in a previous blog, we gave you a few tips to help you feel at ease about attending a yoga class. While you may feel more mentally prepared for your first class, you may still have questions about what items you should bring. In today’s post, we will give you a list of what items you should bring with you to your first yoga class.

One of the most important things you will need to bring to your first class is a yoga mat! At YoYo Mats, we’ve taken our passion for yoga and created an innovative mat that not only eliminates the annoying curls at the end of your mat, but it actually rolls by itself! With our mat, you won’t have to worry about dealing with messy straps or yoga bags. All you have to do is flip open the mat, making your yoga experience as simple as possible. Shop our innovative self-rolling yoga mats from YoYo Mats, and continue reading below to learn about what else you should bring to your first yoga class.

Comfortable Clothes

When you go to your first yoga class, it’s important that you wear clothes are you are comfortable moving around in. The art of yoga is comprised of many different poses. That being said, comfortable doesn’t mean your pajama pants and a l
arge t-shirt. Many people choose to wear flowing pants and a supportive top. The clothes you wear to yoga should make you feel comfortable as opposed to self-conscious, but they should also stay put. Yoga requires a lot of movement, and if you spend the majority of your time adjusting your clothes, you won’t be able to enjoy the full yoga experience and get the most out of your session.

Water Bottle

Don’t be fooled by the relaxing atmosphere, yoga is a great workout! As with any great workout, it’s important to stay hydrated, especially if you’re not in the habit of drinking water continuously throughout the day. It’s a good idea to bring a water bottle to your yoga class so that you can hydrate during and after the class. Many people suggest buying or bringing a water bottle with a sport top because it’s easier to take a swig without having to fumble with a lid.

Change Of Clothes

Depending on your plans after the yoga class, you may want to bring a change of clothes. If you plan on going straight home once you’ve finished your yoga class, you probably don’t have to worry about bringing something different to wear, unless you don’t want to be walking around in your workout clothes. On the other hand, if you’re sneaking in a yoga class during your lunch hour or you have things to do after your class, changing out of your sweaty yoga attire may feel refreshing.

A Lock

If you plan on bringing a change of clothes in addition to other various items, you may want to consider bringing a lock to secure your items while you’re in class. Most yoga studios will have a locker room where you can store your stuff, however, they may require that you bring your own lock if you want to keep your belongings safe.

Yoga Mat

The most important item you will need for your first class is a yoga mat. If you’re not ready to commit to buying your own mat, most places will give you the option to borrow or rent a mat for the duration of your class. However, if you’re ready to buy your own yoga mat, YoYo Mats can help! Our innovative self-rolling yoga mat allows you store, carry, and roll up your mat with ease! Gone are the days of fumbling with straps and yoga bags. Learn more about YoYo Mats and buy yours today!