Saturday, 5 April 2014

5 Yoga Fails

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned studio vet, we’ve all witnessed someone making a yoga fail. From bad outfit choices to a blaring iPod trapped in a purse, everyone makes mistakes. But there are a few guidelines to keep in mind to make sure that you aren’t leaving in shame after a class. Here are a few of the top yoga fails we’ve seen.

Wardrobe Malfunctions: Are your shoes still on? Are your clothes gaping, bunching, or giving you the dreaded camel toe? If so, brush up on your attire etiquette. Before you head to class, check for sheer fabrics and any chances of slipping. And for the ultimate in comfort and reassurance, grab yourself a pair of our signature No Camel Toe Booty Plumping Pants.

Beeping Electronics: No one wants to hear a ringing or buzzing cell phone when you're in the relaxing groove of savasana. Make sure your phone is turned to silent -- no vibrations -- to ensure you aren't ruining class for yourself and everyone else.

Not Respecting Personal Space and Boundaries: This fail doesn't just cover your physical space, but the general atmosphere of the room, too. Breathing too loud, sighing, and generally being distracting or disrespectful of the other students' needs for peace and quiet (and relaxation) is a big faux pas. Remember that you're all in this together and try to respect and enjoy the journey.

Time Bombs: Are you always arriving late or packing up early? If so, you could be a major distraction to other students and your teacher. It's not only disrespectful, but interrupts the flow of the class, especially during savasana, which plays a vital role in calming the mind and body. If you must leave early, be sure to tell your teacher at the beginning of class. You can make arrangements to be near the door and be ready to slip out quickly -- and quietly.

Keeping Your Eyes on Others: One of the biggest fails is constantly comparing yourself to other students. This not only distracts you, but it can stop you from reaching your full potential. Jealousy (or obsessing) over a classmate's abilities won't help you reach yours; paying attention and striving of your personal best will. Look towards others for inspiration and follow the lead of your teacher.

Have you seen any yoga fails in the studio, or maybe committed one yourself? We’d love to hear them! Comment below or on our Social Media Pages

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Marilyn and Samara